Day 4: Doing What You Love

Millennials get a bad rap.

It’s said that we’re afraid of hard work, lack perseverance, and think we deserve trophies just for participating.

Let me speak for us all for a second.

That’s bullshit.

We are not afraid of hard work. We’re afraid of working hard at a job for 40 years, then looking back and realizing that it meant nothing. Like you, I spend ~12 hours a day working. If I’m going to spend the majority of my waking hours doing something, it better be something I enjoy. Not for enjoyment’s sake alone, but knowing in the long run I will be better at something I love than I will at something I hate. So the question is:

“How do I figure out what I love to do?”

Good question.

I’m not completely sure, but I have an idea.

Do 2 activities for the same amount of time. At the end of the activities, be aware of which one exhausted you and which one energized you (sometimes an activity can do both, that’s good). Stop doing the one that exhausted you. Keep doing the one that energized you, but now test it against a new activity. Which energizes you? Which exhausts you? Keep doing that week after week or month after month, and you will figure out what you love to do.

If you’ve already figured it out, I’m a bit jealous. I haven’t found that *one thing* that makes me tick, but I think I’m getting closer.

Leave comments on how you found what you love to do, or how you plan on figuring it out, so others can learn from you as well.

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