Your lover might be able to be a positive, creative inspiration for your work, but that's not the only possible outcome of this influence. Even if your career goals or your ambitions regarding the work that you do that's most important to you are well-defined, you can expect that this relationship makes those goals fuzzy at best. Part of the problem is that all the hard work and planning that you've put into your career suddenly seems null and void when you're together with this person.
There is a feeling that planning anything at all is pointless, even silly; as if you two should be able to just drift along in life and have opportunities wash your way. But you know -- and this person should know -- that while sometimes opportunities present themselves seemingly out of the blue, hard work is still essential to achieving success. Hardly anyone is a success simply by having it handed to them, and the same is true for the two of you. Your partner can easily divert your focus from your work, and this could even be pleasurable for both of you. After all, it's more fun to get lost in romantic reveries together than it is to apply yourself to your work and remain dedicated and determined! But you should both try as hard as you can to stay focused, even when the relationship seems more appealing than your career. Otherwise, you might wake up at some point from a pleasant dream -- and find that you've made no progress at all toward your real dreams.