How can we tell if a job isn’t the right “fit” for us? If we continuously lack the motivation to carry out tasks at work, we should think of this rule and wonder if the job is fulfilling what we NEED to be self-motivated.
That’s when self-motivation flourishes: when we realize that replying to an email or helping a coworker, on its own, might be relatively unimportant. But it is a part of a bigger project that we believe in, that we want to achieve, that we have chosen to do. Self-motivation in other words, is a choice we make because it is part of something bigger and more emotionally rewarding than the immediate task that needs doing.” -Charles Duhigg (pg.36,37)