Sustaining the Momentum – new careers podcast episode
post # 328 — March 12, 2007 — a General post
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.
00:30 — An email on the difficulties of sustaining the momentum
01:30 — The commonality of the down time experience
02:45 — The motivational spiral: it works both ways
06:06 — Professionals and the Impostor Syndrome
08:20 — Simple rules for maintaining motivation amongst professionals
11:12 — Carmine Coyote on the underlying cause of burnout: the gap between expectation and result.
12:24 — Emotional self-control
14:46 — A valuable resource for managing and changing your emotional state
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