Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare?
Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin,
or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton?
Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare.
Do that which is assigned you,
and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Identify one of your biggest challenges at the moment (ie I don't feel passionate about my work) and turn it into a question (ie How can I do work I'm passionate about?) Write it on a post-it and put it up on your bathroom mirror or the back of your front door. After 48-hours, journal what answers came up for you and be sure to evaluate them.
My Post It says: What are my plans to achieve my aspirations?
Rick Ellis' Aspirations
I strive to build relationships with the customers and the employees I come into contact daily.
I strive to know as many customers by name as possible.
I strive to make our customers feel like a guest in our home.
I strive to fill all our customer requests.
I strive to keep the store clean.
I strive to help my employees reach their fullest potential.
I strive to reward employees who do above and beyond our expectations of them.
I strive to serve others.
I strive to love my wife more.
I strive to grow intellectually.
I strive to read as much as possible.
I strive to rest and enjoy the world around me.
I strive to build on my happiness.