When I turned 16 years old, I had my first real paycheck job—selling shoes in a family shoe store in a nearby mall. By the way, you can learn a lot about people when you’re dealing with their feet, but I’ll spare you the more colorful details.
The manager and the two other workers in the store were “older,” and very quickly I learned that the three of them had something in common. All three loved their lives outside the store, but hated their jobs during the week. It was like their jobs were a penalty box between weekends.
A stunning statistic I heard on a major news network was that 85% of workers dislike their jobs. How tragic that so many people spend up to 100,000 hours of their lives doing something they find miserable.
This video describes a person who found what we all seek—meaning and purpose in our work.