Hobbies, Job, Career, Vocation

Hobbies, job, career, vocation. We come across these words daily but how many of us pause to think about these words. Are they the same or is there a difference.

Since most of us struggle to add a purpose to our jobs and lives, it may be worthwhile to explore this topic a little bit further.

Elizabeth Gilbert is the best selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic.

In this video shared by Seth Godin she brings out the core differences in these words.

A job is something you do purely to pay the bills. We live in a materialistic world and bills have to be paid. It need not give you joy or fulfillment. It just has to pay.

On the other hand, you pursue a hobby for the joy it gives you. There are no stakes and no one needs to know about your hobby. And, you do not need to have one. It is entirely optional.

Your job may grow into a rewarding career. If you love your job and are passionately involved in it your career can be very fulfilling. But, you need not have one. It is entirely optional to make a career out of your job.

A vocation is something divine. Nobody can give it to you or take it away from you. It is God’s gift to you, a calling. The fortunate few who discover their calling live immensely fulfilling lives.