About few years ago, I and my then co-worker, decided we were lucky and wanted to play the lotto. Please, spare me! We sat and strategically picked our numbers, instead of going with the traditional significant dates (i.e. birthdate, anniversary), signed an agreement, and immediately made our purchase. Afterwards, we sat and thought about what we’d do with our winnings, because we actually believed we’d win. I remember my then co-worker asked me, “If we win the money, would you still work this job?” Immediately, I replied, “no,” but after seriously giving it some thought, I rescinded my initial response, and stated, “I sure would.”
She laughed and said, “You’re crazy. There’s no way in the world I’d still work here, because I’d be too happy being rich.” I told her, “Those were my first thoughts too, but then I quickly changed my mind.” She replied, “What could possibly be greater than 200 million dollars, that would make you change your mind?” I then responded, “My joy comes from what I do, and not what I have. I love what I do, because I’m walking in my purpose, and no amount of money would stop me from doing that.” Of course, she looked at me with raised eyebrows, and I’m sure you all did too, but my rationale was this. Prior to the win (sadly, we didn’t), I was working this job, so why should I allow money to change my love for it? Having money is great and would no doubt afford me a lot of things, but one thing it’ll never do, is give me more joy than my purpose.
If you love what you do, continue to do it. Don’t allow money (or people) to influence or change it.
Until next time my NOTE takers!