"The one piece of advice I can give you is,
do what turns you on.
Do something that if you had all the money in the world,
you’d still be doing it.
You’ve got to have a reason tojump out of bed in the morning."
You need to have passion for what you do every day. That is what sustains you when times are tough or when you are facing tasks that are a challenge. If you do what you love, you bring to your job creativity, enthusiasm, energy and joy. That is contagious and communicates itself to your clients or customers. If you really have a passion for your career and are willing to commit yourself to the expression of that passion, you'll find a way to make it successful.
This week: Think about what got you interested in the job you currently hold. Is there passion there, or was there passion at one time? If you've lost it, think about what you'd need to be able to recapture it. If you are doing something that you are not passionate about, is there something else you need to be doing? If so, figure out what the first step might be in moving into that. Don't get scared--you don't have to make a jump right now. Just consider what small thing you could do to move you in that direction. Sometimes it may be just acknowledging your dream. What's your dream?
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert at helping people discover their passion and overcome the obstacles to making it happen. She specializes in helping her clients over mindset limitations--those limiting beliefs and attitudes that keep you stuck. For more information about her services, go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/