Chances are, you love your employees, you love your customers, and you love the mission you are serving.

Since the business or career path you’ve chosen is an affair of the heart, you are motivated by the love that energizes you to give much to others. You just won’t work hard enough to become great if you aren’t doing what you love.

Buffett surely understands this premise, because he once quipped, “In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.”

Think about it. Does that thought ever run through your mind in your daily work? For most of us, we take for granted our paycheck and job security, even though we may dislike our chosen field and wish we were doing something else — something we actually loved.

Doing what we love is a major contributor to our happiness as humans. And, more important, finding out what it is you love to do should be your first step.

Finally, when you are doing what you love, you are loving the people around you who support your business endeavors. Love travels in all directions in service to all your stakeholders in support of your mission. At the end of the road, this is passing Buffett’s “ultimate test.”