Rather you have said this as a parent, or heard it from your own, many of us are familiar with the phrase “Sometimes we just need to do things we don’t like”. Or in the words of Mindy Kaling, “Sometimes you just have to put on some lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.”
Without taking this too literally, sometimes you have to fake it until you make it. Many people struggle between an attitude of exasperation and enthusiasm and the key to conquering this struggle is to find the value in unpopular tasks. Go beyond the surface purpose of the activity and realize its depth and relation to the achievement of your goals as an employee and as an organization.
Find the “why” in each and every task – why is this important? Find the purpose behind each task, and you will find more value in completing it.