Great question! I'm motivated by two things - 1) the people who are impacted by my work - whether they are patients, customers, colleagues, communities, etc. Think about them and what you're doing that will eventually touch their lives and make the world a better place. You wouldn't be getting paid to do a job if it wasn't adding value for somebody somewhere. 2) What can you learn every day? When you're getting bored there's probably a way to innovate on your work to make it more interesting, or get to know your colleagues and team better, or read about news that impacts your industry. If you're comfortable in your job, read books on leadership and test out some of the theories. I find having a notebook handy always - not just for to-do lists - but for jotting down thoughts and goals helps me find meaning in work that can seem routine. I think your question is great and you will discover lots of reasons if you start to dig into it.
hi Wendy, that is a great question and for me it is about making a difference in the world, for our customers, our team members, one interaction at a time. It is not a successful day in my book if I didn't help anybody that day. I have had many jobs over my 18 year career but my motivation has always been the same. Hope this helps. If the job does not make you get out of bed every morning or you can do it in your sleep, its time to find another one.
Always find something that you enjoy doing. being stuck in a job that you are not aligned with their values and the exciting work they do can be demotivating. Working with big Pharma I find passion and excitement knowing that I am bringing medicines to patients and making a difference in their lives and their loved ones! You have to the like the people you work with, they become your second family. They will pick you up when you are down.