99 Career Quotes To Inspire Passionate Work

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The alarm clocks blares. You roll over, switch it off, and try to wake up.

What day is it?

Oh yeah — another work day. It’s time to get up, get dressed, and start moving.

When it hits you that it’s time to get up for work, what’s your immediate reaction? Do you feel dread about your work? Anxiety? Boredom with your career? Or do you wake up with anticipation, excitement, and enthusiasm?

Is your career just a job, or is it a passion?

Work is necessary for our survival, but passionate work is necessary for our soul. We fill our days, and therefore much of our lives, with our daily work.

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10 Signs You Are Emotionally Drained And Exhausted

Emotionally Drained at Work

I am a firm believer that your work should fill you up rather than deplete you.

You shouldn’t feel emotionally drained and stressed more often than not.

Instead, work should be a passionate endeavor that, for the most part, adds joy and fulfillment to your life.

It should energize you and give you a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

I know, I know — maybe that sounds improbable and unrealistic. Work is work.

It’s the thing you have to do to pay for what you need and get a few (or a lot) of the things you want.

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Jobs That Make A Difference With Purpose And Meaning

Often a great way to find your passion is to begin by first seeking work that makes a difference and provides a sense of purpose and meaning.

When you’re confused about what your life passion may be, and you don’t know what excites you or fills you with enthusiasm, you can find your way to the work you love by doing something that deeply moves or inspires you.

Ultimately, doing something that makes a difference AND that you feel passionate about is the optimal outcome. It is the recipe for a fulfilling and satisfying life.

How does meaningful work lead you to your life passion? Because the feelings these kind of jobs afford are more substantial and powerful than the fleeting pleasure of more ego-driven passion pursuits.

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Jobs For Introverts: 395 Careers Based On Your Personality Type

Jobs for Introverts

Would you consider yourself an introvert?

I am, and I have grown to appreciate my introverted nature more and more over the years. Even though Western culture tends to celebrate extraverts and reward many extraverted behaviors, I’ve learned that introverts possess strengths that are equally valuable and important.

Since introverts make up about a third of the population, it’s important for everyone to understand their traits and behaviors and recognize how to benefit from what introverts have to offer in both personal and professional settings.

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Career Change: 10 Signs It’s Time To Cut And Run

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Imagine this . . .

You wake up in the morning before the alarm goes off.

You’re so excited about your day at work you can’t wait to get started.

Before you even arrive at the office, you’re filled with great plans about what you’ll accomplish for the day. You feel energized and creative, ready to hit the ground running.

The work you do engages you on a deep level. It’s meaningful and feels authentic — matched perfectly to who you are and what you want to offer the world. You feel passionate about it.

The people you work with are equally passionate and engaged. They make your job more fun and interesting. You feel a profound connection with them, as you work toward common goals and achievements.

The joy and energy you feel in your work spills over into your personal life. Because you are so fulfilled professionally, your relationships are happier. You have the energy and desire to recreate your passion through your lifestyle and hobbies.

Small irritations and life challenges don’t seem to affect you so much. You’re able to move past them without too much pain or disruption.

In short, your life in all regards is fulfilling and happy.

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3 Reasons Why I Failed And How You Don’t Have To

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to do GREAT THINGS.

Because of that, I have had a lifelong passion for the study of personal transformation.  For decades now, I have practiced a daily program of personal discipline and loving service.

And yet, when it came to implementing my own Big Dream, I was a complete failure.  I would start working toward my dream.  Something would happen and I would stop for a while, promising myself to get back to it.

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How To Make A Big Decision Without Regret

Every day we have to make decisions — what to wear, what to eat, how to spend our time.

Sometimes making decisions are no-brainers. You make your choice, and even if it’s not the best decision, the potential consequences are rarely worth breaking a sweat.

Then there are times you have to make hard decisions.

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A Simple Guide to Risk-Taking

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin

Would you consider yourself a risk-taker?

If you had asked me that question ten years ago, my answer would have been a resounding “no!”

I was too invested in the status quo, plus I had young children. I didn’t want to do anything that might disrupt them. (A very convenient excuse, wouldn’t you say?)

But in truth, I was simply afraid of risk.

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