Whether you've just started your first job, you're early in your career or you're an old pro, it can be too easy to get overwhelmed by the day-to-day assignments and lose sight of what makes you passionate about your work. We all need a little inspiration sometimes to remind ourselves of our career goals and what we need to do to get ourselves there.
Here's a look at 14 seriously awesome people with vastly different careers -- from chef to tech exec -- and their advice on how to be the best at what you do.
So go ahead, plough on until you can smell the sweat of hard work in your hair, like Mindy (below). And if you need another lift, check out these 100 inspirational quotes from business leaders, as well as these 100 motivational quotes that will inspire you to be successful.
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