Thanks to the brilliant Andy Kefford for the above image
Love makes the world go around and this is never more true than when we are going through change. When we are faced with change self love, the love of others and the love of what we do will go a long way to smoothing our path and keeping our happiness at an optimum level.
Love who you are.
Loving who you are and what you are about is a lifelong journey. Accepting and loving ourselves with our quirks, nuances and human fallibilities brings a certain inner confidence and inner strength. With self love comes a silent knowing that you are enough, you are perfect exactly the way you are and yes the path of change may not be easy but you are more than capable and with enough inner strength, absolutely unstoppable! Loving who you are will not only make life more enjoyable but will also make loving those around you possible and worthwhile.
Love what you do.
Loving what we do makes life and change so much easier. Chances are you spend more time at work than at home and so being happy at work and with your work will go a long way in determining your happiness outside of work. A job that allows you to change, grow and develop is a job that you will be happy in and a job that you can bring your best self to.
I have huge admiration and respect for the late great Steve Jobs. Steve’s vision, simplistic thinking, tenacity and flair transformed how the world communicates and will continue to do so for many years to come. Steve is quoted as having wisely said
‘ You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle’
Don’t settle is simple yet deeply wise advice. If you are in a job/company you don’t like or if you are in a job/company that you feel doesn’t value you, you will not be giving your best and you will not be growing professionally or personally in that role. Life is way too short to allow a job/company to stunt your professional and personal growth.
The path to change is filled with love, sprinkle that love around like fairy dust!