Remember the first few months at work? The excitement, with a touch of nervousness, an unending zeal to learn and prove your mettle is vibrant in start. However, as month’s lapses into years, passion fades slowly work being “just another thing we do”. While this could be attributed multiple factors – monotony, differences reality vs. expected, unclear career path future etc., it’s quite normal feel drifted away course our path. So how do keep fire burning, such variations?
Staying passionate about work is not a one-time effort; it requires constant inner motivation and training of the mind habitually. While different approaches could be adopted, a few that works for me are listed below:
- Continuous learning: There is always a better way to do things and something more learn. Try explore creative ways of doing your job. Identify area interest, capitalize on the online courses company sponsored programs enhance knowledge. With rapid changes happening around, it’s vital stay ahead crowd by enriching knowledge constantly.
- Uplift people: those with talent potential, but shy away from asking for help. Mentor them. In today’s corporate world, representation women at managerial higher levels hierarchy considerably lower. Build an internal platform groom mentor aspiring candidates, bridge gaps steer them ahead. When you elevate people around you, grow as well.
- Don’t rush to complete: Take genuine interest in that you do. Rushing off to complete the task at hand to hop onto another will make you restless. Rather, cherish the task you are doing, put your heart and soul into it. It’s a great way to keep your passion for work alive.
- Know what comes next, prepare: Visualize your climb, acquire appropriate skills for the role. Besides from being equipped when opportunity knocks, it enhances current capability as well.
- Be cognizant of role; recognize your accomplishments: Understand the effect of your role in the organisation. Whatever be your designation, the work you do will have a profound impact in the bigger picture.
There’s inspiration all around for those who choose to see, so identify what motivates you as a person and do more of it. Reinventing oneself from time finding newer ways doing things will fuel the interest in performing your job better. The motivation that runs inside is sets apart others, take care it at times.
You may also want to read other articles written by the author: ‘Stop limiting yourself‘, ‘Doing what you love – hobbies and passion to opportunity‘, ‘ Maximise your productivity to unleash your potential‘, ‘Be your own boss‘, ‘Broaden your intellectual horizon‘, ‘Career metamorphosis – Expert to beginner’, ‘Importance of networking for success in your career’, ‘Busy Day vs Productive Day‘, ‘Money matters for womens financial independence‘, ‘ ‘Being overlooked for promotion‘ , ‘Addressing the gender paygap disparity ‘ , ‘ The art of saying No at work‘ , ‘ Reviving from an unfavourable performance appraisal ‘ , ‘Dealing with a difficult boss‘ , ‘The performance punishment’, ‘Strategies for Career goals’
I am a commerce graduate with an overall experience of 10 years in the Corporate Industry and handled diversified assignments at HSBC and Hewlett Packard. After gaining considerable knowledge and success during my tenure, I decided to focus my attention on other areas of interest. Now, a doting mother of a one year old, I spend my day reading, apprising on my topics of interest and baby-sitting.
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