For the first stonemason, the purpose of paying the bills does not result in his loving his work. For the second stonemason, the purpose of building a cathedral results in his loving his work. That means to me that to love your work it is important to have a purpose that you love. There were aspects of my career that were hard work and were a drag, but overall I had a sense of worthwhile purpose in my work and often loved it. What helps me find and connect with a sense of purpose in my work is getting into work by way of following my heart and not just following practical considerations, getting into work that at best I am passionate about or at least enjoy and have some excitement in doing, and getting into work in which I learn, grow, and feel some fulfillment in doing.
On Nov 5, 2022 David Doane wrote :