Ever felt like your work was too mundane, does not contribute to anything worthy of note or simply unfulfilling? What would make you feel proud at the end of each day of work? It takes having a new perspective on your job and seeing what you might do to make it more fulfilling.Â Here are some thoughts;
Be clear what meaningful work is to you: What is a great job to one person might be a lousy one to another. Understand what engages you and take ownership of the work and full responsibility for executing tasks. Take charge of the â€˜howâ€™ of getting your work done so that you can draw in your more creative side. Accept that ensuring the work you do brings you satisfaction is up to you. Rise to it.
Share in the process of leadership: Note, I did not say â€˜positionâ€™ of leadership. Process means you act like a leader and do your best with whatever you are entrusted with. Donâ€™t take a â€˜checklistâ€™ approach to your work because the things that are impactful require personal leadership. Being in a job that makes you feel lousy can be stressful, so find a way to inspire yourself, be inventive and push your boundaries. Donâ€™t be a stereotype. Consider other perspectives.
Understand your â€˜whyâ€™: We all tend to put energy and passion into what is important to us, things that speak to our values. When you know what makes you tick, you can set enough high expectation for yourself knowing you are committed to doing what it takes. Cover the basics on any job.Â Reject the mundaneness of any circumstance, approach your work with purpose and bring your best efforts to it.
Trust your value: Sometimes, we move away from what we are good at naturally, to pursue roles that come with status but which weâ€™ll at best be â€˜averageâ€™ at. Believe in your strengths, build a reputation as someone comfortable in your own skin with a sense of mission. Constantly, evaluate yourself so as to be continuously resourceful.
Now take action: What can you do to become more excited about your work?