This is a couple of months old, but it is worth highlighting:
Kenneth Eikenberry illustrates the benefits of being passionate about your work, and how one can encourage and develop those passions.
From the post:
When you are passionate about an activity, event or situation, your satisfaction, success and productivity all skyrocket. If you want those benefits more of the time, it isn’t enough to wait for that passionate feeling; you must look for the opportunities, because until you look, you won’t find your passion.
He extols the benefits of having a good attitude, especially looking for the positive aspects of one’s work, as well as seeking out opportunities to apply your strengths through volunteer work or hobbies. I can certainly vouch for these methods; they can certainly make a difference in your life, as well as providing benefits to others.
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