Then what is your job? If we wanted someone who merely “went through the motions,” then we would have hired a button-pusher, a cog that fits nicely into our well-oiled machine.
But we hired you. Not to survive meetings, but to contribute, to share your ideas. We hired you. Not to hide behind your long list of to-dos, but to do the thing that creates value, the thing that no one else can do. We hired you. Not to play it safe so that you never make a mistake, but to fail, then to iterate, innovate and make something you’re proud of.
So please, never let your job description get in the way of the work we hired you to do.