Why Fall in Love With Our Own Job?

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.


Aldo Delli Paoli
Aldo Delli Paoli
Aldo is a lawyer and teacher of law & Economic Sciences, "lent" to the finance world. He has worked, in fact, 35 years long for a multinational company of financial service in the auto sector, where he held various roles, until that of CEO. In the corporate field, he has acquired skills and held positions as Credit Manager, Human Resource Manager, Team leader for projects of Acquisition & Merger, branch opening, company restructuring, outplacement, legal compliance, analysis and innovation of organizational processes, business partnerships, relations with Trade Unions and Financial Control Institutions. After leaving the company, he continued as an external member of the Board of Directors e, at the same time, he has gone back practicing law and was a management consultant for various companies. He has been also a columnist for newspapers specializing in labor law, automotive services and work organization. His interests include human behavior in the organizational environment, to the neuroscience, the impact of new technologies, the fate of the planet and people facing poverty or war scenarios. He loves traveling, reading, is passionate about many sports, follows the NBA and practices tennis.

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