How to fall in love with your job again
If you’re waking up each morning on fire, feeling called to great service and devoted to an inspiring purpose, vision, and mission, no doubt you feel as if work isn’t work at all: it’s a kind of ‘play’ with monetary benefits.
On the other hand, if you turn back the covers each morning and groan, “Oh man, I wish I could just stay in bed,” and dread your nine-to-five (or whatever hours you keep) work, then surely you feel as if your job is a ‘burden’ and a ‘necessary evil’.
While it sometimes takes a crisis for us to make a change in our lives, a good indication that you are no longer fulfilled in your job is a lack of energy and enthusiasm on a daily basis.
If you are willing to change your career, knowing what you value most provides the clue to the type of work that would ensure an inspired and fulfilled life. But if you are unable to leave the job you are in, then it would be wise to link how doing that job is fulfilling what is important to you.
Once you see how your job is helping you get what you want out of life, you are no longer just working for the company – you are now also working for yourself. This is the ideal situation, as you will be driven to perform from within.
People who are inspired by their jobs don’t need anyone to get them up in the morning; they have more energy at the end of the day and add to the productivity of the company.