Every time you show up for work, you are selling your days. Then years. Then a lifetime. So if you’re not happy, with what you do, you are in effect on the bad end of a contract that you were complicit in writing, then signing. You’ve made a bad deal for yourself.
But at the same time, let’s not confuse work with 24/7 enjoyment. Good work is almost always hard work. Perhaps a good question to ask yourself at the end of every day is: am I any closer to doing what I want? Have I made measurable progress?
If the answer is ‘No’ for too long (weeks, maybe), it’s probably time to develop another plan.
I’m going through this right now to a degree. I’m resetting a few things on the work front, and re-prioritizing some efforts and projected outcomes. I’m not looking for easier. I’m looking for better.
I’ll keep you posted.