I just read about an interview Darren Hardy (publisher SUCCESS magazine) did with David Foster, the famous music producer who’s worked with Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Beyonce and many others. At 65 years old David continues to work far more than 40 hours per week.
Darren wondered why. With wealth and fame why wouldn’t David take a break? Isn’t the goal to make enough money so we don’t have to work so hard?
Here’s David’s response: “On a Saturday morning, when it’s quiet, there’s no place I’d rather be on the planet – no exotic beach, no lounge chair, no golf course – no place I’d rather be then in my studio making great art. That’s not working. That’s living.”
It seems that what continues to drive Foster is not money; it’s not fame. It’s love. He absolutely loves his work.
He continues, “If you’d rather be anywhere other than doing your great work on a Saturday morning, then you’re probably doing the wrong thing or looking at it the wrong way.”
So what do you think? Is that kind of love for work reserved for just a lucky few or is that something we can all plan for? Would you rather “work” on a Saturday morning than do anything else?