Movie Lines that Will Teach You to Love Your Job

Ah, the month of love. It’s not just all about the flowers, the chocolates or the fancy dates. February is also about romantic movies! It can be a couple’s option for a date or a lonely heart’s chance to let go of all the pent up emotions.

But, love stories do not teach us only about love in the romantic sense. The lessons learned by Jack and Rose or Noah and Allie can also be incorporated into one of the biggest aspects of our lives (aside from our love lives), our jobs.

So here are five famous lines from some of our favorite romantic movies that can teach you how to love your job.

  1. “You must do me this honor. Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, {insert your name here}, and never let go of that promise.” – Jack, Titanic

Jack said these lines to Rose when they were in the middle of the cold ocean. Just imagine that Jack is your company and that you are Rose. Or if you’re a guy just switch the roles.

When you feel like you’re drowning in deadlines and responsibilities you can’t seem to meet, just whisper silently to yourself that you will never let go!

Of course in the first place you must know what ship you’re boarding. In other words before signing the contract, you must be fully aware of your role and what’s expected of you by the company.

  1. “Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do you want?” -Noah, The Notebook

You will never enjoy your job if it wasn’t what you wanted in the first place. It’s hard to know what you really want when society dictates you all the time.

It might take a number of jobs before you realize what you really want to do. But, if you feel like work is more of a means to pay your bills than something to be passionate about, then that job or company might not be for you.

Don’t let a big salary or a big company name stop you from doing what you really want.

  1. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.” – Augustus, Fault in Our Stars

Even if you found the perfect job and the perfect workmates, this does not guarantee that you will live happily ever after in your company.

You’ll still encounter some bumps on the road, but you can choose which job or which company you’re willing to invest yourself into. Choose wisely and choose the one that values you and gives you room for growth.

  1. Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes it makes you love them more.” – Steve, The Last Song

You don’t have to be the first one to go in and the last to go out or have a perfect attendance all-year-round to be the best employee. Did you know that you are more productive when you take a break?

Sometimes you need to separate from your monitor, but this does not make you any less of a valued employee. Take a break– it can be a coffee break, lunch break or a vacation break–when you return you’ll have more energy and ideas for your work.

Sometimes that feeling of being stuck in a rut might just be because you need some time off for yourself.

  1. “Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” – Rapunzel, Tangled

Just because you finally found a job that you feel contented in does not mean you have to stop learning new things. You stop growing when you stop learning then everything becomes a routine and work starts to get boring.

Challenge yourself by trying new things in your job or in your personal life. Just like Rapunzel, you need to come out of your tower to rediscover the world around you.