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Is it Possible for Everyone to Love Their Job?

October 5, 2013, 11:00 AM
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I wake up every single day with a clear sense of purpose.  To inspire people, to do the things that inspire them; it’s the driving reason I do everything.  We live in a world in which most people go home at the end of the day feeling unfulfilled by their work.  This is a difference between liking your job and loving your job.  You can like it, but do you love it?  

I imagine a world in which that statistic is completely reversed in which the vast majority of people go home at the end of the day and love what they do.  So that’s why I wake up every day, to help build that world.

In Their Own Words is recorded in Big Think's studio.

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