Is it possible to keep your love of work?
When you love your work and want to give it more than what you can. And see that there are things that hinder your business but cannot change these things because they are beyond your control. There are those who want to learn from you, but indirectly. There must be a barrier between you and those who are on the lists of responsibilities and there are those who break this barrier.
Yes... it is always possible to keep your love of work. It is always possible to give more of what you think is important, especially to those who wish to learn from you indirectly. It's really difficult when you can't change things which are out of your control... but having a clear intention of what is right for all and being strong in delivering that intention can sometimes override the dictates that have been in place for so long. Most people in business are risk-averse. Help them feel safe while taking those risks... help them feel "seen" and validated...listening to them...believe it or not helps shift barriers and keeps the love for your work there for yourself and others.
Yes, change the way you perceive that which you think, you cannot control.
Simply put, YES it is... but I think you are asking the wrong question.
If you love what you do, but are constrained by where you currently work. The question you should be asking is "Why am I working here"?
If you are not passionate about the work you are doing and the industry you are in, then the question should be "What do I do now?"
Hi Mulham. I can see the frustration in your question.
Loving your work, and caring for the thing you love, is always a matter of degrees,
It's like with children, We love them to death, but we must also allow them to develop along their natural path.
There comes a time, when your maturity tells you that there are more then "One way" to do things.
One of the ways to deal with this is to up priorities, in regard to the things you see, and only concern you self with the things that have the greatest positive effect, to give praise, and the things that have to greatest negative effect, to maybe raise concern.
The rest you leave, they will at some stage work themselves out. not everything is a complete disaster. You need to believe that things will still continue even if you were not their.
If you do not have the formal responsibility, you should work to aline your self with the person who does.
You will also find in any organisation there is always the formal leader, and the informal leader, or key person who has some influence . again if that is not you, you should treat them the same way you would the formal person.
I believe if you work on this, you will be able to set for your self some workable boundaries, which may help you.
That's where a good coach or mentor can help you separate what's possible from what is in your sphere of influence. It is difficult to fully see things when you are so close to the situation. I work with many employees who claim to hate their work and it turned out what they really hated was the way they were working. There may very well be a way to help you fall in love by changing your focus. One of my mentee coaches mentioned to me last week that her client indicated that things are the same at work but she is so much happier and enjoying both her life and her work more. This I told her was a sign of great coaching. Don't give up on your job yet, get yourself the right support.
If unable to fully understand your question , I will try to give you my perspective on everything that you highlighted !
I believe there are levels in which we can act and others where there is nothing to do, to keep up, " motivated " for their work the first thing is to separate the elements of the equation .
If there is something that you have no influence , I suggest you do not suffer with it , because this kind of situation drains our energy , time, and frustrate us deeply. So rather than suffer some fun with our work . According to whether there are barriers , ask yourself who created them and who has the power to tip them ? If this should be your responsibility or liability of any group . Remember that " ... people with the same purpose has more force than a person alone fighting for a lost cause ... " .
Finally , if there is anything your responsibility and you can do something, and that depends only on you , then it is simply the best to do it and have fun with it !
Hope this helps with your questions !
I think the only answer is yes for me personally. If I don't have passion for the work I'm doing, then I need to move on. There are always hurdles to overcome and that's the challenge to working for any organization. The challenges, overcoming them and being successful are what keep life and work interesting and keep me going.
It is possible, but I would consider another alternative. What would it take for you continue the same work, on your own, where you have control of your destiny? Could you start a similar, or even competing, business? Or, would it make more sense to become a consultant, and teach those who want to learn from you, without having to deal with the hindrances you mention?
yes, and it takes work! Identify when you are working well, effortlessly, without strain, and how you prepared for it, then repeat the process each time.
Loving your work is not dependent upon barriers or stops. It is dependent on one's passion and ardent desire to achieve one's goals. The hinderances and stops only serve to be a challenge and determiniation, acquiring more skills and abilities through practice and training and, discipline and keeping ones eye on the goal are where the love comes in. People love a game but it has to be a game they are willing to participate in. If one treats ones work as a game (play) it is not work but something one will enjoy immensly.
Prioritize. Solid boundaries. Honesty with those you deal with.
Yes, if you have a passion for it and do not get derailed by things that are not under your control.