I have friends who just love to write, and when they start writing, they just get into the zone and can’t be stopped.
I’ve worked with designers who get into his or her flow, and the creativity just keeps pouring out.
There are people who just love to cook, and they can spend all day in the kitchen.
Amazing things happen when someone just gets so comfortable with and loves the work they do.
Some things come very natural to people, and they’re so good at their work and enjoy it so much that it almost becomes second nature.
I think that’s a beautiful thing.
Unfortunately, after 38 years on this earth, I don’t think I’ve found the kind of work that gets me into a flow state. My resume and career tells that story pretty clearly.
I’m a people person, so part of me thinks my ideal work would be in sales and marketing of some sort, not dissimilar to what I’m doing now. I thought I had a dream job working in marketing for a sports franchise, but that job ran its course, just like all the ones prior.
I’m also pretty analytical, which is why I gravitated toward engineering for my undergrad and grad degrees. And I’m learning Python, which I’m enjoying as well (though it’s hard as shit).
I also like to build things. And I like to write sometimes.
I’m a man of many interests. And that might be holding me back from finding my ideal work.
Who knows, maybe someday I’ll find the work that gets me into the zone. When I do, I’m sure it’ll be a beautiful thing, because it always is.
What about you? What kind of work gets you into the zone? Maybe it’s a specific aspect of your job. Or it might not be work at all; it can be a hobby that you can do all day.
Whatever it is, I’d love to hear about it.