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Go for the Gusto - Put Zest Back in Your Job

by Roger Neugebauer
September/October 1986
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• Do you no longer look forward to going to work in the morning?
• Do you find yourself more concerned about getting tasks done than with doing them right?
• Do you find yourself less and less patient with the shortcomings of those you work with?
• Do you catch yourself daydreaming more and more?
• Do you feel like your career is going nowhere?

If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, the chances are good that you are suffering from some sort of career crisis. Somewhere along the line your job lost its sizzle. If the thrill is gone from your job, why not try the ideas below to bring it back?

Reassess your career goals

“To give meaning and direction to life," contends Hans Selye, author of Stress Without Distress (New York: New American Library, 1974), "we need a lofty long-range purpose." Selye further observes that this purpose must have two salient characteristics. "It must be something that requires hard work, and its fruits must be sufficiently permanent to accumulate as life goes by."
Typically, when directors enter this field, they enter with a profound sense of purpose: to craft an exemplary program, to make a difference in the lives of ...

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