There is a great post today at "Creating Passionate Users" (check it out at the link below):
Kathy Sierra starts to talk about cliches but the best idea I got out of the post was the "trap of professionalism". We have all seen it. "Professional" work that has all the passion and soul beaten out of it (usually by a committee or managers). And "professional work" is never "risky".
Take a chance. Push the boundaries. You will find out that someone might actually pay attention to what you say !
One other thing about Kathy's article ... it had a link that led me (indirectly) to this site:
Where I found the following quote ....
"Whatever you do will be insignificant but it is very important that you do it." - Gandhi
The next thing you do, whether it is a personal note to a friend or a brochure for your company will certainly be forgotten in a hundred years but it will be forgotten much sooner if it is not done with passion. Passion for doing important work!
That's my point. Create passion in your work and your life! It is so much more fun than the alternative!