#Trust30 Day 22 - Get excited about work

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Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” is a great line from Emerson. If there’s no enthusiasm in what you do, it won’t be remarkable and certainly won’t connect with people on an emotional basis. But, if you put that magic energy into all of your work, you can create something that touches people on a deeper level. How can you bring MORE enthusiasm into your work? What do you have to think or believe about your work to be totally excited about it? Answer it now.Mars Dorian

When I believe the following are a part of my work, I get pretty excited about it.

  1. Responsibility. And a healthy dose of it. If I am working for someone else, I want them to trust me to do the work well. Because I will.
  2. Creativity. The work needs to have a creative element. If I have the opportunity to entertain people or make them laugh in the process, even better.
  3. Learning. I want to always be learning new things and be challenged to grow my skills.
  4. Unconventionality. The work is somehow unconventional (“you do what?”).
  5. Importance. The work has a greater mission beyond getting the day-to-day work done.
  6. Financially Rewarding. If it pays well, that doesn’t hurt either.

For the most part, I bring quite a bit of enthusiasm to my work. I find that I am most satisfied when I “do the work” and do not let myself procrastinate or get distracted with other things (like being sucked into the news/blog/Facebook vortex). To bring even more enthusiasm to work, I could add more stories about travel and seeing new places. That would definitely get me excited. You might have to suffer through a lot of wordy posts if I were talking about traveling all the time, but if I could make a decent living doing that, WOW!!!

What gets you excited about your work?