When you love your job again.
When you feel inspired to perform, to go for the gold, to make a difference, to move up.
When you want to go to work, don’t mind a late meeting or two (or conversely, an early one), or putting in the effort.
When you are surrounded by people that care about their jobs, that want to succeed and want you to succeed.
When you are supported by your peers, your boss(es) and your department full of smart minds.
When you feel pride for the place you work, and want to help it grow and gain awareness and be great.
When the CEO of the company utters “we’re already good…let’s aspire to great” – and it gives you chills.
When you look around and see camaraderie, smiles, and joking…proof that others love their jobs too.
It makes a huge difference…to be passionate about your job again.
As tired as I am, as long a week as it has been, as challenging as it has been so far, to throw myself into conversations (even meekly), introduce myself to colleagues and executives, this week has proven that by far, I have made the right decision, that I am supported and that everyone around me wants me to succeed. I haven’t been in an environment where people care about their jobs and the company they work for, for so long, that it’s been hard to envision anyone actually liking their job.
Sure, every job has their trying times, their stressful times and times when you want to just give up…but the getting back up and doing it all over again is the difference between a job you ‘phone in’ and a job you show up for with a vengence.