I still find myself in a bit of a rut. I love what I do, but I’m not really all that excited about what I actually DO right now. I’ve considered everything from just finding another job doing the same thing to chucking it all and starting over with something completely different. Or moving somewhere completely different.
What I really had to do though, no matter what the future holds, is recommit myself to the job I’m doing now. My coworkers deserve it and my company deserves it.
One of the ways I did that was by listening to podcasts and reading books that forced me to think in fresh and different ways about my job – it’s MY responsibility to make it better. It’s MY responsibility to do the absolute best I can. I made lists every day of 10 things I could work on or things to try. I stuck my neck and nose out more to find new things to work on and be inspired by other ideas. I set my intention every morning to KICK ASS and prove I was still really friggen good at this.
It’s working. I’m shaking the dust off. I’m letting go of some past issues and learning to let the annoying stuff roll off my back. It’s not a bad place to be after all.
“We have to reframe our methods of thinking. Because everything has the potential to be good. Everything has the potential to be seen as a learning experience and a tool of motivation to make us better.” – Leandra Medine – Manrepeller.com