Early in your career, remember how easy it was to get motivated? After all, things were moving fast, this was new territory, and it was exciting stuff.
But years and eventually decades later, as our career matures, finding that original excitement gets more and more difficult.
If that describes you, then asking the question “What gets you excited?” should become a regular ritual.
When your career or calling starts to feel mundane, gets boring, or you start getting distracted, maybe it’s time to start looking for that original passion once again. Make a list of the things you do in your job, or write down the good and bad issues that make up your career.
And don’t forget to list what got you excited as a kid.
Then think seriously about what originally got your attention, lit your fire, and made you get up in the morning.
Connecting with that again, can revitalize your career – not to mention your life.