The key to ignite your love for your professional life is to change the operations of your environment (to include your mind). Now that I have you thinking, take a moment to ask yourself, what can I change in my environment to enhance it, allowing me to fall in love with it again?
For example, you walk into your office, shut the door, slouch in your chair, and let out a deep breath of dread. What if instead, you took a moment to stop by your neighbor’s office to say “hello” and give them a cookie? (If you work from home, you can still stop by your neighbors to say “hello” and give a cookie; or, you can call a client for the simple pleasure of getting to know them better, with no intent of selling–instead serve them, for free.) What if you took a moment to compliment your coworker or praise your client? What if you stopped complaining about a major problem in your workplace, and instead, thought of possible solutions?
If you are no longer in love with your professional life, only you can ignite the love for it once again. Just as the adage goes, you cannot make others happy, until you first make yourself happy, so does it mean, your career cannot make you happy, until you first make yourself happy.
Stop looking for your profession to make you happy; and instead, take the initiative to make your profession happy. Truly think about this…what can you do to create a happy environment in your work environment? What can you do to show love to your work?
Perhaps your first step is to adopt a positive attitude. Your second step could be to embrace change, and even ignite change. Third, you might decide to create solutions (instead of more problems with a bad attitude).
Remember, if you resist change, allow yourself to be overcome by worry, and speak negatively to anyone who will listen, your profession is not the problem—you are. The quickest way to fall in love with your profession again, is to become the solution. Once you choose to love your profession, I promise, it will love you in return.