Talking about “originality”, in his masterpiece book “On Creativity”, David Bohm says:
“One prerequisite for originality is clearly that a person shall not be inclined to impose his preconceptions on the fact as he sees it. Rather, he must be able to learn something new, even if this means that the ideas and notions that are comfortable or dear to him may be overturned.
It is impossible to overemphasize the significance of this kind of learning in every phase of life, and the importance of giving the action of learning itself top priority…..
For the action of learning is the essence of real perception, in the sense that without it a person is unable to see, in any new situation, what is a fact and what is not.
Evidently, then, the ability to learn something new is based on the general state of mind of a a human being. It does not depend on special talents, nor does it operate only in special fields, such as science, art, music or architecture”.
There would be really so much to read, and so much to discuss about. But I want to highlight now is the fact or acquiring and maintaining this original state of mind.
Demostrating wholehearted interest in consulting is not just a side effect of keeping your mind in the action of learning.
Maybe, in order to maintain the mind state of learning, then you must keep opening up, experiencing, trying something new and seeing what happen. Thus, demostrating wholehearted interest in what you do.
It’s kind of circle.
If you break it, then you’ll find yourself saying things like “my job is no more teaching me anything”.
Recover the creative mind state, and re-jump in.
Your job won’t still teach you anything, but you’d probably restart learning again from it.