Greetings Friends,

One of the greatest feelings in life is to love and be loved.  However, rational minds are of the opinion that the greatest love is self-love. It’s quite unfortunate many people depend on other people to love them for them to be happy forgetting that true love is self-love. True love is sacrificial because it always looks for where to give as opposed to receiving. Isn’t it true that there’s more joy in giving than receiving? If you have really felt true genuine love, you will know how powerful it is..

If you will agree with me it takes a great of strength to love.  Love has many facets and colors. To some it’s bitter and to love it’s sweet. Depending on which area you are looking at it from, love comes with experience and its own challenges.  A guaranteed way of succeeding in life is doing what you love and love what you do. This is because when you love what you do and do what you love, you’ll not only be financially successful if you do it right, you will always have peace and fulfillment of mind.

Before we go into details in today’s article, let’s share little information about love because the foundation of this article is about love and how it can be used as a vessel to empower us if strategically and judiciously used. Love is critical for your mind and body as oxygen. It’s not negotiable. The more connected you are, the healthier you will be both physically and emotionally.

Love is probably the best antidepressant pill. You can’t see it, but you can feel it. One of the most common sources of depression is feeling unloved. Most depressed people don’t love themselves and they do not feel loved by others.

There is a mythology in our culture that love just happens. As a result, the depressed often sit around passively waiting for someone to love them. But love doesn’t work that way. To feel love, you must practice the act of giving and do whatever makes you internally happy. It’s important to know that love is an internal emotional feeling that inspires and strengthens any rational mind to seek for success.

In today’s article, we shall be discussing how self-love and what you do can help you achieve financial and emotional joy when we put our heart into it. Self-love at its core is self-acceptance of who you are the good and not-so-good parts of yourself. It’s about self-respect and self-empowerment. It’s about self-care and looking after yourself and having compassion for yourself when you are going through a hard time.

 Doing what you love and loving what you do has its foundation in self-love. Every living being always desires to be financially successful if they can’t be wealthy, but the question that always comes to mind is, how can they be successful? The fastest and most authentic way of becoming successful in life is by doing what you love and loving what you do. Both must go together. Loving what you do and doing what love is another way of saying  be passionate about hear desires.

According to the book of life, your treasure is always where your heart lies. In the same vein, it will be right to say that, for you to really attain success in life, you must love yourself, do what you love and love what you do.  According to a gallop poll, 75% of Americans don’t love their job. Job satisfaction can be likened to job fulfillment to some extent because it helps to reduce stress.  According to Confucius “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.When you are happy with what you are doing,  you won’t see it like you are working.  It’s important to state that if you love anything you’ll sacrifice for it.  It is this sacrifice that makes the difference in your career or business especially if people see the amount of time, resources, energy and training you invest just to get the best of out of it.  In the words of Maya Angelou  “pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”

Entrepreneurs are great examples of people who love what they do. If they don’t have passion and interest in their works, they are merely wasting their time.

In conclusion, I will like to leave you with great quotes to keep you motivated in life both in your personal life and business.

Follow your heart. Do what you love. Because I was constantly struggling with that. If it’s in your heart, go for it. Don’t listen to other people. – Maz Jobrani

My philosophy has always been, ‘do what you love and the money will follow’ – Amy Weber.

Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it –  Al Lopez

Henry Ukazu writes from New York. He works with New York City Department of Correction as the legal Coordinator. He’s the author of the acclaimed book Design Your Destiny – Actualizing Your Birthright To Success.

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Henry Ukazu is a graduate of New York Law School. He is Founder and President at Global Empowerment & Mentoring Initiative. A trained life coach, prolific writer, and passionate youth advocate, he is also a highly sought-after public speaker. He is author of the acclaimed book, “Design Your Destiny- Actualizing Your Birthright to Success.

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