By David Maister: It is not uncommon for highly successful people to have some low points in their motivation; finding themselves lacking the accustomed drive and energy that is necessary for continued excellence. It is important, however, to realize that burnout, the 'imposter syndrome,' and other causes of decreased performance should not be seen as the end of the road of high self-motivation, but rather understood as a natural process to which there may be concrete, productive answers.
Following on the last episode about Avoiding Procrastination, this week's podcast episode Sustaining the Momentum discusses how to sustain the excitement, drive & enthusiasm necessary to keep building a successful career.
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Source: Passion, People, and Principles, 12 March 2007. © 2001-2007 All Rights Reserved David Maister.