An important element of professionalism is one’s motive for working. There are several distinct possible motives; some are good and proper while others are not. Having the wrong motive--usually self-centered--can easily lead to professional work that is poorly done and even at times to work that is harmful to the client/patient/customer. These bad motives can also lead persons to act unethically within their professional work. On the other hand, a good motive usually leads not only to work that is well done and of real service to others, but also tends to be more personally fulfilling for the professional. Hence it is important to reflect on one’s motive in working.