All you have is now
Perhaps you've read In Search of Excellence: Lessons from Americas Best Run Companies, by Jr. Waterman & Thomas J Peters?
It was very enjoyable in it's day, probably not so much now as that was another era of business. Many things have been upended since.
Guess it is an offshoot of one I read @ 35 years ago "A passion for excellence" by Tom Peters.... I was a tile contractor back then and one of my customers was an executive for a large grocery store chain...really cool guy and he told me that it was mandatory reading for all management. I went out and bought it, read it and definitely learned from it. It provided me with a new way of looking / perspective of how companies ran and how they can fail without passion excitement being part of the culture... If you love what you do...you never have to go to work.