I like the “loaded dice” analogy. At the end of the day the career search is like a full-time sales job – the more people you contact the better chances you have of finding what you want.
As I continue my career search I’ve been reading some of the more popular business books that have been released across the last few years. At the beginning of the book Success Built to Last the authors discuss the dangers of not loving what you do. They say “It’s dangerous not to do what you love. The harsh truth is that if you don’t love what you’re doing, you’ll lose to someone who does! For every person who is half-hearted about their work or relationships, there is someone else who loves what they’re half-hearted about. This person will work harder and longer.”
In your book, Choose on Purpose, finding work you love is a major theme you discuss. For most of us we want to love what we do. We want to be engaged and have meaning in our work. What are the dangers, you see, in not loving what you do?