Don’t love your work? Relax. You’re normal

Some people double the burden on themselves: They hate their jobs, and feel guilty because they think they should like their work. Nonsense, says this expert.

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Do you love your work? In some circles, this is the expectation—that you should love your work and if you don’t, there is something wrong with you. But I’m telling you: If you don’t love your work, relax. You are normal.

This is true for developed countries (less than 50% of employees in the U.S. report enjoying their jobs) but also for the vast majority of workers around the world (more than 1 billion people earn $1.25 a day or less). Historically, the vast majority have worked and lived just to survive.

It is a privilege and a blessing to enjoy your work.

Some data to support this:

Ask yourself: Of all the places I worked, in how many of them and for how long did I love what I was doing?

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