Everybody wants to have an optimized life. In fact, there are hundreds of books, seminars, and trainings devoted to this topic. Nevertheless, there is actually one simple thing you can do to optimize your life: do what you love. Sounds simple, right? Yet doing what you love can really maximize many aspects of your life. A lot of good things will naturally happen in your career, family, and relationship.

streamingHow can that be? Here are five reasons why doing what you love can optimize your life:

  1. You will enjoy your time
    Since you are doing what you love, you won’t feel burdened doing it. You will have fun and happy time. You will be happier than before. This thing alone is a great reward of doing what you love. Who don’t want to have a joyful day?
  2. You will yield higher-quantity of works
    Since you enjoy your time doing your works, naturally you will devote more time and energy into it. There is no such thing as “lazy” or “not in a good mood of doing it”. As such, you will accomplish more and become more productive.
  3. You will deliver higher-quality works
    Not just the quantity is higher, the quality will also be higher. Again, because you really like it, you will pour more of your time and energy into it. That allows you to think more about your works, thinking about how to make them better and better. As a result, the quality of your works will be improved.
  4. Your works will have touches of passion
    This the the key difference between good works and great works. Works which are done with passion are very different to those which aren’t. People who consume them can tell the difference. Works which are done with passion not only have higher-quality, but also have emotional value attached in them. It will flow out of the works and touch the heart of the people using them.
  5. You will have a fulfilling life
    This is probably the most important reason of all. Since you follow your heart, you will have a fulfilling life. You follow what your heart tell you, and you follow your purpose. That’s how you have a fulfilling life. In my opinion, having a fulfilling life is more – even much more – important than just being wealthy. Following your heart and following your purpose. That’s what life is all about.

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  1. John Wesley says:

    Great post! I totally agree with the message.

  2. jennifer says:

    GREAT message! If we only knew this as kids! :-)

    It is so true, when we do what we love, life just feels more fulfilled and beautiful.

    I often feel the very things we love is the universe calling forth our unique expression… doing what we love is giving our gifts to the world!

    Very nice blog!

    Jennifer
    http://goodnessgraciousness.blogspot.com

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  4. Donald says:

    Thanks for the comments, John and Jennifer.

    Jennifer, I agree doing what we love is giving our gift to the world. And what a gift it is because it flows right from our heart.

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  12. I agree enthusiastically, wholeheartedly & unequivocally with your 5 Reasons.

    I’d like to add one more: You will enjoy better health and a greater sense of well-being.

    Your heart rate responds favourably to positive thoughts and emotions which allows you to fully experience # 1 to 5.

  13. Marianna,
    Good addition! Yes, doing what we love can help us have better health and greater sense of well-being.

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  15. Ruth says:

    Oct 2008 I was pushed out of a well paid but demanding job. It was in an area of work that I love but the workplace was a fractured and difficult one and not one to which I was suited, though I stayed there for 8 years. I had a bit of a breakdown but was offered two jobs (less money and responsibilty) immediately as I have a good reputation. I am back on my feet, my new employers want me to stay but I feel dissatisfied as I am earning less and without as much responsibilty. On the whole though I am happier, still single but have a couple of admirers (not my type), an untidy house, but I am eager to feel under more pressure. I do not understand… I have started gardening for the first time in 9 years. Should I accept I cannot take on too much responsibilty? Or should I study (though I am not sure a masters will be a sure way to get promotion, as others less qualified than I are doing much better then me)? I have been also trying to meet someone but to no avail… I have two great kids, twwo jobs I like, free time, friends but need something else. Any ideas?

  16. Ruth,
    I’m not sure if it fits your need, but I think reading Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields could be helpful. It contains advice on how to build a career based on your passions.

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  20. marian says:

    great post! this really helped me out!

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  22. Jarrod Clark says:

    Great post! We all need to aspire to do what we love. Many times we get stuck in a rut and settle in complacency that we don’t want to step out and find what were passionate about. You highlight very important reasons why we should be passionate, and I think more people need to see this.

    Thanks,

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  26. Shann says:

    Agreed. It’s never too late to follow your passion!

  27. I agree with shann!! Identify your passion as early as possible