Even the work you love has the potential to wear you down and get you stuck in a rut. If your job is starting to feel like a grind, looking back to where it all began can help get you refocused.
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Regardless of how you feel about your job right now, you were probably really excited about it at some point. That's why Peter Economy at Inc. suggests a simple trick to help you fall back in love with what you do:
Remind yourself why you began the job in the first place.
Excitement fades and complacency can take its place. You may have lost your drive merely because, over time, you've lost sight of what you wanted to accomplish. When things get rough, take some time and look back. What about your job got you so excited in the beginning? Rediscover it and latch onto it.