Most people only work hard enough not to get fired, and most employers only pay their employees just enough so they don’t quit.
Unfortunately this goes for continuing education funding as well.
I recently attended that National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia only to be disappointed by the large number of attendees that either checked out early or only checked in to pick up their CEU’s then leave. I understand that annual conventions also serve as an opportunity to blow off some steam and catch up with old friends, but if your “yearly quota” of continuing education units are picked up by the poolside then maybe the limited continuing education funding provided by your employer that seems to be “just enough” is really good enough for you?
But if you want to break this cycle of “just enough,” the first step is going to have to start with you doing more than enough.
More than enough is a much better way to approach your work day and if your employer doesn’t appreciate the extra effort, no worries - there are plenty out there that pay more than enough for employees that end up doing more than enough.
Art Horne is the Director of Sports Performance at Northeastern University, Boston MA. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.