Here’s the thing. No one gets excited about working with someone who is done when the bell rings. We’ve all worked with someone that despite what’s going on, is ready to get up, check out, punch out and take off. It doesn’t matter what’s at stake, who they’re letting down…
I think humans need to work. It keeps us engaged and fills us with a sense of purpose. The key is finding out what gets-you-going, and getting to it.
If you’ve got it right, you're working on exactly what gets you passionate. You get to show up everyday and get excited about what you get to do, who you work with and it shows.
Now, if you're not into what you're doing, then why are you doing it? It’s weird to me. Why spend so much time doing something you don’t want to be doing?
Maybe it’s for the cash, or the perks. Maybe you’re just comfortable (or chicken). Whatever the case - here’s the thing…
If you’re not happy in what you do day-to-day, then you need to fix it. Yea, for yourself. But more for the sake of the people around you. They’re trying to make change, to get something done. They’re working hard to leave a legacy and this is they’re vehicle to get it done.
So, when you punch out when the clock strikes five, what you’re really saying is “I don’t care, and you shouldn’t either”.