Often I think about whether what I do aligns with what I believe. When my work aligns with my beliefs, it’s really not work. I have a very complex issue to tackle right now that involves people, money, time, and other resources and I actually got a little giddy thinking about possible solutions. And I thought, huh, well, that’s interesting. I know some people who would run away from that. But I got excited. Yes, there’s something wrong with me.
I’ve been quiet here for the last week or so because I was working on a big presentation for the board. It was quite the experience to put together, but again, because I really believed in what I was doing, it didn’t entirely feel like work. Oh sure, there was the day I didn’t have time for lunch, but that’s totally fine. And when I gave the presentation, I just thought about how much much I cared about my work and how important I thought it was. Honestly, I could have talked for much longer. I’m very committed and passionate about what I do and where I work.
It’s been a reminder over the last week or so that I need to tap into that more often. Yes, I should take time away (and I have, trust me), but really, tapping into that core feeling of commitment has motivated me greatly to tackle even the most complex of issues.