Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition. ~ Elbert Hubbard
How many of us can truly say we love what we do, and we put our heart and soul into it? I’d wager that it’s not a lot of us, for whatever reason. I used to have a job at a car dealership, and there was a period of time, when I LOVED that job with all my heart. I loved the work, I loved the people, all was well in my world. I literally sang with joy each and every day. Because I was so happy and filled with joy, my productivity increased, which in turn, made the people around me happier. It was truly awesome.
However things change, life changes, and I wasn’t strong enough to retain my joy and happiness during the changes, and I didn’t put my whole heart into my job. I existed, I did my best, I worked, but I wasn’t anywhere near as happy as I used to be. I could see the difference, but I couldn’t figure out how to get that joy and happiness back.
Now, I have a much different job as a special education teacher. My work environment is incredibly challenging. There is a lack of school supplies, support, and above all, a lack of respect from both students, government officials and community, and I have never been happier. Sure I get bummed out at all that is lacking, but I’ve learned not to let things like that impact my inner happiness and my ability to put my whole heart into my job. When push comes to shove, I’m responsible for me and what I do. Those things that are lacking in my job don’t make it impossible for me to put my whole heart into what I do. I am putting my heart in soul into my job and I have never been happier or more successful.