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Motivation | Passion Profits Consulting

Motivation

Posted on September 25, 2009

Sometimes you need to be hit over the head with a message before it resonates; other times, you find motivation in subtle ways. During the past few months, we’ve all been forced to dig deeper to find the fire that got us to where we are today or turn the ideas swimming around in our heads into realities. I’ve learned from clients and representatives from some major companies that WE are not alone. Due to the economic crisis that has ailed both individuals and organizations, we have found ourselves handling almost ever aspect of our work and lives more conservatively. For many reasons, this is good. Energy conservation, for example, is a positive result; cutbacks in frivolous - and typically credit supported - spending, also good; but have we lost our abilities to be creative? To take risks? To grow?

I think we are all challenged now to be creative within a new, more efficient framework. We can’t learn, grow or change if we don’t try new things, but we also cannot afford to make rash decisions. We need to be more accountable than ever - to our co-workers, employers, families, and communities - but part of that accountability needs to include our willingness to motivate others to see that we are still creative, dynamic people who have the intellect and desire to change and improve.

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