Being a consultant is a rich rewarding experience. Not only you get to work in a different setting, but also meet and work with different set of people every new project. Every single client provides some challenges from work perspective and it is really fun to experience that.
But most importantly what I like about new projects and new client is the fact that it is a new beginning all over again. The challenges about proving yourself again to different set of people is the most exciting thing for me. There is excitement of the new challenge ahead, but also the goose bumps of starting over again. There is this insecurity and uncertainty that creeps in your mind at times. This phenomenon has nothing to do with the ability to work at the new client, but the fear to embrace the change is where the answer lies. This happens even after working in Consulting for more than a decade and a dozen or so clients!
Of course, there is part where it is tough at times of moving from a familiar surrounding to a complete unknown surrounding. But in the end I do realize change is inevitable and it's better to embrace it, rather than resist it.
I would like to make you more insecure, more uncertain -- because that's how life is... When there is more insecurity and more danger, the only way to respond to it is by awareness. ... In your unintelligence you feel secure -- all idiots feel secure. In fact, only idiots feel secure. A really alive [person] will always feel insecure. What security can there be? Life is not a mechanical process; it cannot be certain, it is an unpredictable mystery. Nobody knows what is going to happen the next moment. ... a secure life will be worse than death. ... Life is full of uncertainties, full of surprises -- that is beauty! ... When you say you are certain, you simply declare your death; you have committed suicide ... an intelligent [person] always remains uncertain."
The quote above is from a book titled Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho