Do what you love. Love. What is love? Especially when it come to things. I am always fascinated and disgusted at the same time by these kind of statements – ‘Be yourself’, ‘Do your thing’, ‘Do what you love’. It is common for humans to be selfish and ‘thinking about oneself’ is in our core of being human. So saying this, humans emphasise the necessity of being human again in times of a full-time easy-to-reach state and unstable work-life-balance. People need to relax sometimes and do something else. Some people are happy and lucky enough to work in an area they like and that leads to one of the origins of this statement: ‘Do what you love’. Find your source of happiness and live it. I have a pleasure to work as a freelance designer and artist and I love what I do. And writing this, I, of course, want also to point out that there are days when I really love what I do and there are days when I really hate what I do. But that is a different story.
Everything humans do usually, they do it with a purpose – intrinsic or extrinsic. Satisfaction, money, fame and glory, happiness, security or something else. Starting with basic ‘mammal’ needs we move to personal goals and towards finding our purpose. Being able to find that one ‘thing’ that will push us to unbelievable heights sometimes takes a life long to find. As I mentioned in last weeks post: ‘Having too many interests and about curiosity’, trying out new things can bring you near to finding your purpose or at least something you would love to do. And of course it not just about work – it is about everything a human is capable of doing: hobby, traveling, finding new adventures or just as simple as delicious eating. If you are a human being that is simply living your life without any ambitions and you are happy. Then you are already doing what you love. If you are a human being that struggles and trying to grab any opportunity to change your life. Then you are on the way to figure it out. Sometimes one can pause the search for finding what one loves and just do what makes you the most of what is necessary for your situation. Life is a dynamic current. And looking for your purpose while doing something relevant for you may give you your purpose and the feeling of finding what you love.
No matter what you do, no matter what you love and no matter if you found your purpose or not – just follow your inner feeling and trust yourself.