Your job is an historical artifact.
It’s a list of tasks, procedures, alliances, responsibilities, to-dos, meetings (mostly meetings) that were layered in, one at a time, day after day, for years.
And your job is a great place to hide.
Because, after all, if you’re doing your job, how can you fail? Get in trouble? Make a giant error?
The work, on the other hand, is the thing you do that creates value. This value you create, the thing you do like no one else can do, is the real reason we need you to be here, with us.
When you discover that the job is in the way of the work, consider changing your job enough that you can go back to creating value.
Anything less is hiding.
Written by Seth Godin