Love What You Do
Many of us know what it feels like to not love what you do. That evening dread thinking about the day ahead, the horrible Sunday evening feeling looking ahead to another week – it can make it difficult thinking about the prospect of spending hours of your week in a job or position that you really don’t enjoy, have passion for or love.
We know that a lot of our time is spent at work. If you worked out an average, based on 36 hours a week, this adds up to 1872 hours in a year! So, if we know that so much of our time is spent at work, doesn’t it make sense to love what we do?
Find Something You Are Passionate About
If you are in a role that you believe in and are passionate about, you will be more motivated to succeed. There will of course be challenges along the way, as with anything, but your love for what you do will be a driving factor to do well and overcome these, without feeling like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. If you feel that what you are doing is worthwhile, you will be more likely to put your all into it, and enjoy the journey to achieving your objectives.
What Drives You?
It can often take one or two job roles that you really don’t enjoy to realise what you actually do enjoy, and what it is that motivates you. If you find yourself in a position where you are not happy in your role, ask yourself why and look at ways of changing this. Perhaps the role is right for you, but the environment isn’t. Or perhaps it is the role that just isn’t inspiring you. Make a list of the things that excite you about the role and the things that make you feel disinterested, and this will help you to determine what might need to change in order to give you that passion and love for what you do.
Working in a role that you do not enjoy can have a really damaging effect on your mental wellbeing. Working in a toxic culture, feeling unappreciated and that you are not achieving your objectives can make you feel unfulfilled and pretty rubbish about getting out of bed every morning. Of course, there is no perfect role, and there will always be aspects of your job that you enjoy less than others. Finding something that you enjoy, that allows you to grow your skillset and achieve your goals, long and short-term, will give you more reason to jump out of bed and be excited about the day ahead, rather than dreading it.
Positive Role Model
You can spot the people who are passionate about their job and love what they do. They are creative, energised and have drive. These are the people to surround yourself with. A positive mindset can be infectious.
Procrastination is the Thief of Time
If you are finding yourself procrastinating, it may be time for some reflection. People find themselves procrastinating at work often due to feelings of exhaustion and anxiety outweighing their drive and motivation. Fear and task aversion, distractions and lack of support can all contribute to this as well as a lack of love or passion for what they do.
Love What You Do
Don’t waste time feeling unmotivated and unhappy in a position you do not feel passionate about. If the fire is too hot, we step away, and if you are not feeling motivated in what you are currently doing, it is OK to step away. There are many choices out there.
There are many options and opportunities for you to get excited again about your role, whether that is making some changes in your current role or making a change into a new one. It is useful to remember that many people have a wiggly career path, and don’t often do one thing for the whole of their career, and that’s part of the fun – developing new skills and different pathways ahead.
Whatever that looks like for you, we offer a number of courses that can assist you in making some positive changes this year.