Unit 2: Where Are You Now? Page 3
Here’s a process you can use to spark the match in your own heart.
Try this, and see if it gives you the juice you need to lead in a way that inspires others to accomplish extraordinary things:
1. Remember Why You Took This Job:
Think back over the course of your career so far and recount the events, jobs, projects etc. that led up to beginning your current work. Then write your answer to these questions: Why did I take this job/start this company? Are the ideals that I started with still in place today? If not, how can I re-enliven them?
2. List Every Aspect of Your Current Work/Job/Career:
Make a quick inventory of all the various aspects of your work: tasks, projects, roles, responsibilities, colleagues, higher-ups, employees, customers, clients, underlying values, etc. Write it however works best for you.
3. Write The Items That Really Resonate With You (that You Listed Above) In The Field Below:
The things you love doing, the people you truly care about, the values that you strive to live by—and make coming to work worthwhile.
4. Review Your Highlights Every Day
Once a day—ideally in the morning before things get rolling—review your list and focus on the highlights. Allow yourself to feel genuine gratitude for the things, activities, and people that populate your working experience.
That one simple, reflective practice should help to stoke or re-kindle the love in your heart for the work you do.
Checkpoint: Did you try putting a daily reminder on your calendar to review your list of highlights from your work?
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