Do You Love Your Work?

The question, “Do you love your work?” can be intimidating. Love is not always associated with working. Often, work is looked at as a necessity and not as something to be enjoyed. Here are some factors you can consider regarding loving your work.

• Does the work you do each day interest you? Are you learning and growing from it?

• Are you generally compatible with the people you work most closely with?

• Are you optimistic about your future?

• Do you feel you have the ability to set a positive direction for your career?

• Are you making the kind of difference you want to make? Are your contributions acknowledged?

You deserve to be happy in , and even love, your work. It is up to you to make it so.


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Dog Tired

dogtiredMatthewWiebestocksnapOn Tuesday, I was watching the primary election results and noticed that some of the candidates and their spouses seemed very tired. It was a marked difference from the excitement and exuberance I have seen before. They are all going at a fast pace and have a lot of pressure on them. If they want to win, they have to keep going.

What can you do if you are dog-tired but must keep going? First, you can assess whether there is a compelling reason to keep going. Sometimes you get on a treadmill and everything becomes urgent. Your ability to discern is hampered by your fatigue. If you determine you have to keep going, create a strategy for making it through to your endpoint. Such a strategy could include short rest points, getting help from others, increasing the size of your team, adjusting your goals and expectations, if possible or doing things to maintain your health and well-being during this time.

Feeling dog-tired is tough. There is no point in running yourself into the ground. You can find a way to do what you have to and pace yourself to succeed.


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