“The thoughts of the diligent lead only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hastily only to want.”
- Proverbs 21.5
“…Autonomy, complexity and a connection between effort and reward – are most people agree the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying.”
· Malcolm Gladwell, Author Success Outliers
Work that fulfils those three criteria is said to be meaningful. The work should give us the opportunity to work hard enough and assert ourself (use our abilities – God given gift and talents), and using your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.
According to Michael Lyatt, in his blog article: “3 Components of Job Satisfaction” for you to have satisfaction in a job you must fulfil three criteria:
1. You must be passionate
2. You must be competent
3. You must create a market
He further analyse these criteria thus:
· Passion + Competence – Market = Hobby
· Passion + Market – Competence = Failure
· Competence + Market – Passion = Boredom
From the above it’s clear that any person can create a fulfilling, meaningful and satisfying work by following the above three criteria.
What are you passionate about?
“It’s great to find something you love to do and figure out a way to make money from it.”
- Andrew Reynold, Entrepreneur
Yours passion can come from what you do in your present work or from the things you do in your pastimes. Your pastimes could be any of the following:
Hobbies – activities you do yourself
Leisure pursuits – are activities you watch other do
Voluntary work – activities you do with other people
Your passion could reflect your work commitment to suit your skills and need; as categories by Holland (1973) into the following 6 types:
1. Realistic: The realistic person seeks objective concrete goals and tasks and likes to manipulate things – tools, machines, animals and people. They are best suited by agriculture, outdoor, conservation work and similar practical jobs.
2. Intellectual: Ideas, words, and symbols are important to this people who are best suited to tasks requiring abstract and creative abilities, suggesting science, teaching and writing.
3. Social: These people are best known for interpersonal skills and interest in other people. Social work and counselling are possible career and so is the organising of others.
4. Convectional: The convectional person copes with life by following the rules and selecting goals approves of by the big society and customer. Accounting, office work, and administration often suit them well.
5. Enterprising: High energy, enthusiastic, dominance, and impulsiveness are the hallmark of thee people, leading to occupations such as sales, politics, entrepreneurial, business or Foreign Service.
6. Artistic: The artistic person uses feelings, intuition and imagination to created firms and products, leading most obviously to performing arts, or writing, painting and music.
Source: Holland: Making Vocational Choices, 1973.
Are you competent on this passion of yours or can you acquire competence through training? Can you delegate others to fulfil this expertise?
Can you create a market so as to sell the outcome of your creation?
The key idea here for you is to understand that what you have in your life is the size of your imagination and the level of your commitment to make it a reality. You and you alone have the capability to creating your own fortune mountain from your work life. You need to find a Hungary Market.
- Who needs /desires it and why
- Find a new technology for solving the core desire / need
- Find a new way to market this core desire / need to the hungry market (market place).