I feel fulfilled in my work when I have spent the day too busy to look at the clock. When I have set out to collect as much information as possible on a subject set by the Committee I support, and that information is neatly organised and summarised for them. I do all the reading to then summarise what it is all about. I’ve become very good at explaining things plainly and well, especially a complex or unfamiliar subject.
I feel fulfilled at work when I get home and realise I did not map a task list in my head while driving home (and hour) to then stress and worry about what all those tasks were so I can email myself for the next day and do them (I would have forgotten half the list while singing along to Adele). Not mapping a task list means I have completed all that I needed to do, to my satisfaction, and it had been a good day. It means that I can start tomorrow afresh and imaginatively.