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You’ve got to love the work you do before you can do the work you love.

Cha Ching! My brother said it would be okay for me to share this catchy phrase with you. He is the clever one who made the statement. On the surface, it sounds like a nice play on words or catchy phrase, but if you really take a minute to let it sink in, I think you’ll find there’s much more to it.
I have heard a message similar to this from several sources. Everyone puts their own twist on it, but I really like the way my brother summed it up. It’s quick and catchy- I like that kind of stuff. But dig into the deeper meaning. What I believe this really points to is the facts that you can’t do/be/have what you think you love, until you learn to love YOU in the moment.
Think about these questions: Are you in a job you dislike or even dread? Is your home depressing you so much that you feel the need to move to another? Do you believe your life would be better if you moved across the country; maybe across the world? Do you feel you’d be happier if you had a new mate? Have you heard yourself saying, “Life would be so much better if only my circumstances were different?” If you answered, “Yes” to any of these questions, I actually have one more question for you:
Do you really love yourself?

Chances are, you really don’t. So, you can change jobs. You can change homes. You can change zip codes. You can find a new mate. You can attempt to change those lousy circumstances. But until you learn to love yourself you will not be able to escape that which makes you miserable. This is the message of the catchy statement. When you take it down to its most raw form, the fact is that you can not make yourself happy by filling your life with “outside things.” Until you genuinely love yourself, you will not really be happy with your work, your relationships, your finances, your circumstances, your life.
What will it take for you to actually, genuinely love yourself? How can you find beauty in everyday life? What needs to change from the inside so that you can live as you want? It really isn’t about the outside. The work lies within.
Want to know the joy of self love and how it opens you up to your best life? Need someone to be honest with, without fear of judgment? Contact me. I will be glad to help you start your journey. Remember, you must make peace with yourself before you can have peace in any other part of your existence.
Let the journey begin!

| best life, love, love yourself | November 20, 2010

About the author

Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

6 Responses to "You’ve got to love the work you do before you can do the work you love."
  • Carmen Brown November 20, 2010

    Wynn- you are amazing! I truly miss seeing you daily.

  • Joanne November 20, 2010

    I have read some fantastic posts this week and they all seem to be just what I need right now and this one is no exception. Yes I know these things deep down but sometimes I need a swift kick up the butt to get my head back in gear. Thank you for inspiring me Wynn xxx

  • Wynn Godbold November 20, 2010

    Carmen- I miss you too and have been so grateful to hear that you are up, about, and have the desire to travel:) Hope to see you soon.

    Joanne- we all need that reminder. If you are seeing many messages this week sounding similar- well, I suppose they are "on topic" for you… the universe does have a way of supporting our needs doesn't it?

  • Joanne November 20, 2010

    It certainly does Wynn, it's giving me a big ol' nudge in the right direction this week…with a little help from my friends x

  • Clara November 22, 2010

    Great post, Wynn. I was looking ahead to the week, a full one for all of us with Thanksgiving coming up, feeling a little overwhelmed. I was reminding myself that I am enough, and to just be kind to myself this week. And then I read your post about loving yourself, that it's all from the inside out. It echoed what I knew I was needing. Thanks.

  • Suzie Cheel November 23, 2010

    How true that is Wynn, we do have to learn to love ourself first. when we do that we can be so much more powerful in everything we do

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