Find something you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.
Nobody on Earth wakes up every single day restlessly waiting to take on the world. Such passion doesn’t exist. If you’re really, really lucky, and if you’ve crafted your life well and built skills that suit you and installed a good support system around you, you might feel this way a few days a week. Maybe.
But there’s still a huge part of life that’s uncomfortable. The logistics alone are rarely enjoyable: getting the permits, or the approval, or all your ducks in a row, or everybody on the same page: this part of any project is frustrating and not rewarding in the moment. On a more fundamental level, accomplishing great, fun things is impossible without risk and without exposing ourselves to the chance of failure. These, not surprisingly, are the two things we’re hard-wired to avoid.
So what? When did we decide that hard, uncomfortable work is bad? Our opportunities exist precisely because things are hard and uncomfortable. If they were easy and fun, somebody else would have done them.
Ignore the discomfort. Do the work.