Loving our work is not always taken for granted: this is why it is important to understand how to keep the passion for what you do alive. Work is part of life: from it, you get a sense of satisfaction that often identifies with your identity, and therefore when passion is lacking, you feel useless even with respect to your “place in the world”. To find that “lost” place it is therefore essential to “start loving your work again”. Remembering, for example, that every day we learn something new about ourselves or our profession, so every day is an added value to our professional life. Everything we learn today was not known to us yesterday …. and we think we still have much more to discover! Only this creates trust and expectation with respect to our work.
Recognizing every day that one loves your job is a wonderful feeling.
Work should be a great joy and it is still torment for many, the torment of not having it, the torment of doing a work that is not useful, does not serve a noble purpose.
Not for everyone the remedy may be to find new employment. On the other hand, it is possible to “fall in love” with one’s work again and rediscover the passion for the activity that takes up most of our day. Even those who have a specific vocation for a specific job can suffer a loss of interest in the medium to long term. The passion for work, in fact, does not only concern the type of employment but also the working conditions and the relationship with one’s workgroup. Furthermore, the routine can put even the most passionate workers in crisis. Likewise, changes in one’s life can also transform the way we understand our profession. Before making rash decisions, such as leaving your job, it is necessary to ask yourself some direct questions to understand the reasons for our dissatisfaction. Try to understand if this dissatisfaction is due to external factors, such as too much work, a bad relationship within the workgroup or, in general, working conditions (salary, disorganization, etc.) or internal factors, such as too much perfectionism, habit, or stress caused by events outside of work.
If after careful analysis we think that it is not the case to change jobs, it is at least the time to seek a balance in our relationship with work and to find the right reasons to move forward.
Reflecting on the things we want to change, choosing the most suitable actions to achieve our goals. It is important that it is a realistic list and that its implementation depends primarily on ourselves.
Most perfectionists must try to recognize and appreciate the professional results obtained. Rewarding yourself every now and then allows you to improve your self-esteem.
It is necessary to improve relations with one’s colleagues and bosses, trying to establish a positive collaboration. If there are problems, you have to look for the best way to solve them, without causing fights or complaining constantly.
It may be useful to undertake a training course that allows you to be suitable for those tasks that the company needs.
Businesses also need to introduce new corporate policies that enhance respect for the worker, reconcile work, and personal life, periodically promote wage increases and involve employees in the life of the company.
Not to mention that every leader has a responsibility to help their collaborators bring out the best in themselves.