Nevertheless, I’m in a completely different place now than ten years ago, facing a new wave of having to prioritize and organize my resources. I have a small canvas of doing precisely that, but it requires total honesty.
Everything I do needs to check two of these three boxes:
Do I enjoy the work that I’m doing? That doesn’t mean I’ve to be happy all the time, but the overall feeling should be some sort of fulfillment.
Do I work together with people that are as engaged as I am? Can we learn from each other, broaden our skills, and deepen our teamwork and relationship?
Do I get compensated accordingly? I think that’s the least important point, but I still have to pay the bills.
If someone asks me if I had interest in a new project, I test the proposal against these three metrics. It helps me get an answer to the question, “Is this worth my time and energy?”.
Today, for the first time, I have to re-evaluate everything I do with this canvas.