People who love their job check three boxes: They derive meaning from what they do, they fit well into their organizational culture and they respect their boss and top leaders.
If you only check two of three, you’ll probably stay put amid mild discontent. But if you only have one of those in your work situation, you’re probably pretty miserable. And if you’re 0-for-3, then you’re surely seething in place.
If you can’t check all three boxes, to what extent can you single-handedly uproot the status quo in your favor? Can you will your way to extract more meaning from what you do, finagle a better cultural fit or flip your negative impressions of higher-ups?