Mark Twain once said, "The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation." Successful people are on a permanent vacation. Not because they don’t work hard, but because they love what they do.
Bill Gates, in an interview on his book says that "I’ve got the greatest job in the world." And because he feels that way about his work, he has amassed a personal fortune of around $15 billion, and built one of the most influential and successful companies in the world today.
You just won’t find anyone who has achieved massive success by doing something that they hate. To achieve success, you must find something that you absolutely love to do. Something that you cannot not do. And do it well. Do it with passion, with excitement, with enthusiasm, with a healthy obsession.
Bill Gates could retire today and live a life of leisure and almost unimaginable luxury. He has amassed a fortune that would last for thousands of lifetimes. And yet he still works very hard. That says a lot about the values and attitude that got him where he is today.
If your goal is to get to the point where you never have to work again, perhaps you should examine the nature of your work. Hating what you do will probably not get you very far. Find a way to love your work and you’ll immediately have true success.
~ Ralph Marston
“The law of work seems unfair, but nothing can change it; the more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make.”
~ Mark Twain