Warren Buffett loved his work long before he had two pennies to rub together. Today, he is one of the richest men on earth. “You know, they say that success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get,” he said. “Well, I don’t know which one applies in this case. But I do know that I wouldn’t be doing anything else. I always worry about people who say, ‘You know, I’m going to do this for ten years. I really don’t like it very well, but I’ll do ten more years of this and...’ I mean, that’s a little like saving up sex for old age. Not a good idea,” Buffett laughed.

“I tap dance to work and I get down there and I think I’m supposed to lie on my back and paint the ceiling, or something, like Michelangelo, I mean, that’s the way I feel. And it doesn’t diminish. It’s tremendous fun.” The research libraries are filled with studies that confirm that love is not just a warm and fuzzy topic; we’re talking about your survival in the competitive marketplace out there, with lots of people who want your job more passionately than you may.

Passionate people spend twice as much time thinking about what they’ve accomplished, how doable the task ahead is, and how capable they are of it. Your coworkers or competitors who love their work try harder, try more things, move faster, come up with more great ideas, and, frankly, get better opportunities to move up and contribute more than people who only do things for a living. — Beliefnet.com