Think about the words: work, career, mission. Do you notice a difference when you read them? Does each word feel different to you? To most people, the word “work” implies that it’s something hard, something you have to do. If you work all day long, you probably don’t enjoy it very much or find it very fulfilling.
Career implies you’re doing it for something larger; it has a bigger meaning. You’ll devote more energy to it since it’s building towards a greater purpose. But somebody who has a mission, they don’t even do it for the money, they do it because it’s what they’re made for. For them, it’s not work at all; it serves a higher purpose.
Today, most people spend more time at work than they do with their family. The most sacred gift that you can give, besides your love, is your labor. What’s the secret to breaking through in this area? Find something that you’re here to play for that’s more than just yourself. Remember – Motive does matter!
Source: Tony Robbins, the author of MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom