Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
– Albert Schweitzer
What’s the difference between vocation and avocation?
Vocation is a job or career, work that is done to make a living. Avocation is a pastime or hobby, work that is done for pleasure. On this 8th path to joy, here are three similar suggestions:
– Mark TwainChoose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
– ConfuciusIf you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.
— Marc Anthony
When what these three history-makers must be delayed a bit, Develop Good Habits lists twenty-two reasons why avocations [hobbies] are important, including how hobbies:
- Relieve stress by taking the mind off of life’s daily demands.
- Allow breaks from jobs while providing a sense of purpose.
- Make learning new things fun.
- Read more
Also see this New York Times article on “How to Find a Hobby” [Includes more great reasons why avocations are valuable].
Here are more encouraging words about hobbies,
― Stan JacobsToday is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.
― Dale CarnegieNo hobby should either seek or need rational justification. To wish to do it is reason enough. To find reasons why it is useful or beneficial converts it at once from an avocation into an industry
– Aldo Leopoldo
– Stephen King
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