Fast Company’s Alan Webber summarizes nuggets of wisdom from his Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self (2009.)

Rule #23: “Keep two lists: What gets you up in the morning? What keeps you up at night?” This is simply a reminder to check in with yourself regularly. How are you feeling about your job? Why do you get up in the morning—are you eager to make a contribution, or are you just going through the motions to get a paycheck? And at night, what keeps you up? Are there things that you’d love to tackle, projects or challenges that you care so deeply about that you think about them in bed so it’s hard to go to sleep? How are you bringing those projects into your life? If you ask those two questions, you’ll not only be able to handle change, you’ll navigate your way to a life that makes sense and feels right for you.

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