You find wisdom in the most unexpected places if you’re seeking it.
I stumbled on this interview with Adam Ant this morning. He says something very important about twenty minutes into it.
“I’ve never really had a job. This isn’t a job to me. It’s work, and there’s a difference.”
He doesn’t spend any more time on this topic, but if you watch the entire interview you can tell that music is his life’s work. He doesn’t do it to get paid, although he did earn a reasonable living.
Jobs can sometimes pay the bills. And sometimes we can get a lot of money from our jobs. But it’s our work that truly rewards us and gives us something that we can sink our teeth into twenty or thirty years down the road.
Are you doing your work, or just doing a job?