I was talking with my career coaching client, Damon, the other day and he brought up a great point. He shared with me that in his previous job he was always motivated by the fear of not making sales, opposed to the passion for making them. As he was trying to find career fulfillment, he decided this was not something he wanted to continue. Until we looked at it, he had never realized that his motivation came from that fear rather than inspiration.
You want to be challenged in your work and strive to be a better employee, but it’s important that you are motivated by passion and excitement, rather than the fear of failure.
Think about what motivates you this week at work. Is it a positive driving force, or a negative one?