The amount of time we spend with our mission (or job/work) is reason enough to speak of an important, even critical relationship. Actually, I think that this relationship has all the features we would expect of a relationship between people who are important to each other: It can be lasting or rather short, stressful or fulfilling, happy or sad. However – it is always a highly emotional relationship.
Just as people in different phases of their lives encounter changes in their relationships to partners or friends they will experience changes in the relationship to their tasks. Maybe they do not find their work attractive any longer, have lost interest or are attracted to something new. We change our perspective on life, and most of us have an intention to grow.
As we strive for success it is important that we love what we do to bring out the best in us. I believe that to work on our relationship to our task is not only rewarding - it´s essential.