One of the most accomplished, successful, and in-demand industrial designers, Philippe Starck talked about his activities recently. His attitude may influence you on how you view your “work” versus your “job:”
I am not intelligent. I don’t know my alphabet, I cannot do division or subtraction, but I am a monster of intuition. I have two types of activities. One is real work, which is dreaming. My subconscious delivers me all of the concepts, finished, completely done, I just have to print. That is my real work. Otherwise, I do my job, which is communications and meetings.
Most of us get stuck in our job, and don’t think nearly enough about our real work….