The work you do while procrastinating is what you should do for your job

by Jeff Hilimire on October 24, 2012

REM has a great song called, "Talk about the passion". Besides, this blog is named after an REM song so I pretty much have free license to use photos of them at will :)

I had the great opportunity to sit with a group of GA Tech students last night, along with fellow Engaugers @Steve83 and @GeekLindsay, to discuss their careers, agency life, entrepreneurship and anything else that happened to come up. Very impressive group of young people (I’m old enough to say “young people” now) and I always leave those kind of sessions refueled and excited.

I must have sounded like a broken record because I probably told them a dozen times throughout the night to figure out what they were passionate about and to do everything they could to make that their job. And if you read this blog at all, you’ve probably heard me talk ad nauseum about finding your passion and the importance of it.

So I’ll leave you with this quote, which I saw pop up on Facebook recently:

The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.

  • ProjectSocial

    Jeff, I recently posted that image on my FB page. This was so true for me… convinced me to leave the profession of being a paralegal after 15 years and to jump into the world of social media. I have no regrets about ti whatsoever!

  • Joe Koufman

    There is also value in keeping a great hobby a hobby and not trying to make a career of it. If you make your hobby into your career, you lose your hobby. I have been doing a radio show for many years, and I love it. Probably would not love it as much if it was my full time gig.

  • Jeff Hilimire

    True JK, though YOU also love your job – right? right? :). That might be the difference, if you don’t LOVE your job but you do love your hobby, then maybe you don’t have the right job.

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