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We’ve often made the claim that when you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. It is important that you bring passion and heart into your business. It really will make all the difference.

Some people shrug off that idea because work is supposed to be work; so they tend to lose sight of the bigger picture—that when you love what you do, you’re actually better at your job. Albert Schweitzer said, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Here are five reasons why you should actually love your job:

  1. You’re doing it all day~ When you spend the majority of your day at a job you hate, you’ll spend it watching the clock and waiting to go home. If you do not like your work or the people around you, your productivity will suffer. Ultimately, if you spend most of your day hating your life, that will translate to your personal life as well. Loving what you do will help keep you positive and upbeat in all settings.
  2. You’re investing in your career~ You will not want to invest in your career if you hate your job. One way to set yourself up for success is to invest in your career, such as extra training, certifications, trade shows, etc. It would be extraordinarily beneficial for your long-term career and you are more likely to do them if you actually enjoy your job.
  3. Passion breeds success~ Passion and heart truly do matter when it comes to doing a job. You are much more likely to enjoy a lecture by a teacher who loves their job than someone who is just trying to make money. The same principle applies to business. No matter what field we are in, it is vital that our customers know how much we love our job. Happy employees mean happy customers.
  4. You could get promoted~ When you think about the second and third points, this one makes a lot of sense. If you love your job and do it with passion, you will invest in your career, thus setting yourself up for future promotions. Your boss is more likely to promote the person who actually shows interest in the job.
  5. You’ll gain a sense of fulfillment~ Loving what you do is more than just doing your job better. If you spend all of your time doing something worthwhile (something you actually love and enjoy), you will get a great sense of fulfillment. You’ll never feel like you missed out on something.