The other day I was speaking to a group of clinical psychologists who are building their practices. When they talked of their one-on-one work, they lit up with passion and joy. The love of their craft and helping others shown through every word, nuance, and expression. When the conversation turned to passing certification, creating a website, networking, and building their practice, a palatable cloud of gloom hovered over them. The discussion turned from joy to fear. They were all stuck in procrastination mode. What happened?
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The easy answer is that their job changed from play to work. eWithout passion, motivation is lacking and very hard to summon.
With Passion, Comes Motivation
In choosing one’s career, hopefully the focus was to find something we are passionate about whether it is the task, cause, environment or results. However, even with the perfect position, there will always be those parts of the job which are less than desirable. What to do then? The answer is to infuse every aspect of your job with passion. With passion, comes motivation. Here are a few quick ideas to turn a procrastinated burden into an effective and fun piece of joy.
Here are some great resources for bringing passion and play to work:
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