Let’s get to the point. Can you succeed in a project if it holds no appeal to you? Can you give it your all and score a slam dunk for the coach, team and yourself? Maybe you can turn this leftover lunch into a dinner at The French Laundry…
Is it the project itself? Maybe you are a design firm and a local doctor’s office needs a logo. The client only wants blue and has a thing for triangles. Can you get behind this? Find your inner professional and find the energy to inspire your team. Understand that you can bring the mundane to a new level. Even if you are not able to achieve this higher state, it’s always good to know a doctor (or lawyer, accountant, etc.).
Is it the people involved? This could be a deal breaker. If the client, stakeholders or team members are rude, racist or unrealistically demanding, this may not be where you want to find yourself, even for a decent amount of money. If it is a matter of personality, adjust your attitude and be a professional. Believe that the best teams are made from many different kinds of people that can bring unexpected end result to a project.
Remember, the success of the project depends on your attitude. Believe you and your team can give successful results no matter what the project is.