The work becomes fulfilling when you utilize your talent on a project that you are passionate about and have an impact.
Sometimes you don’t necesarily have all three but the ideal situation would be where those three things connect. The satisfaction that you get when you are making an impact by the work you are doing is second to none. It would be frustrating to be in a situation where you have the talent and the passion for the work but you are not having an impact on the results. Most times that happens is when the culture of the company is too caught up in bureacracy, adequate resources are not provided or just plain waiting for managerial decisions.
Are you having an impact in the work you are doing? Does the environment you are in prevent you from doing the most important work? How can you feel excited about getting up each day and making an impact in the world?