Are you feeling like you’re in a rut lately ?
Do you feel like you’re in a job that just pays the bills ?
Do you always find yourself in meetings with no time to produce meaningful work?
Find yourself getting a job done without wanting to get it right ?
When was the last time you achieved something amazing at work ?
Lately, I have been meeting a lot of people who have constantly expressed the sentiments above.
So, if your answer to any of the above is yes as well , then, it is time to take control of your life. Time to get inspired again.
It’s the start of a new decade. The first month of 2010 is nearly over. The question is…do you want to make the next 11 months count ? To begin with, don’t expect different results by doing things the same way ! Something has to change. What say you ?
The same job that you probably find tiring now was the job that you once signed up for and had lots of fun doing. So, what changed ? You stopped doing that job. That’s what changed. You stopped looking for ways to do that job better. You stopped thinking and challenging yourself amidst the chaos and those meetings. You stopped trying.
So, get your inspiration going in 2010 ! Love what you do and do it well.
- Any sort of organizing and cleansing process always brings a certain calmness to the mind. Whether it’s organizing your desk or spring cleaning your house or washing your car ….a certain order has been restored and it always feels nice. So, start with your desk cleanse ! Throw away the junk you don’t need. De-clutter.
- Next, get organized…plan your work deliverables for the week. Time management is crucial. For help, read David Allen’s ‘Getting things done.’ You won’t regret it. Just get a personal organization system going for yourself.
- Demand an informal feedback from your manager on your work and what you can do to take it to the next level.
- Put aside a day a week to produce your best work for the week. Call it your Inspiration Day and let no one take you away from that. If an entire day is hard to squeeze, try 2 hours a day. Challenge yourself to generate new ideas in that time. Ask others to rate you on your work for the week.
- Put aside a monthly budget for yourself to participate in regional conferences on your favorite topics or buy relevant books or subscribe to knowledge sites . You owe yourself that personal development regardless of what training programs your company sends you on. Just that step towards self learning will automatically make you feel like progress has been made.