What is something you would do, even if you knew that it would fail?
What is something you would pursue for its own sake, and not for the outcomes?
We are in control of how we show up and do our work. We are not in control of how it is received.
In that case, why not do something for the mere joy of doing it?
Is it for the money? If money were no object would you not work at all?
Is it for the promotion? If you don’t have a raise, a better designation and more people to manage, would you not enjoy your work?
Is it for the praise and the recognition? If people didn’t appreciate your work, would it give you no joy?
Is it for the appraisal? If you were not given targets and a rating, would you not have contributed anyway?
Is it for the competition? Are you motivated and driven to only outperform your peers?
Or do you work for the opportunity to show up, to be creative, to make a difference, to overcome challenges and to realize your own potential?
Why do you work? Is it because of external rewards or punishments? Or an internal drive for fulfillment?
Do you work because you have to, or because you get to?