“You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind. Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing. Get interested in something! Get absolutely enthralled in something! Get out of yourself! Be somebody! Do something. The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” Norman Vincent Peale
This quote reminds me how easy it is to get distracted by the 24/7 news cycle, family emergencies (which has broadened to include non-emergencies), social media, bright shiny objects, hobbies, doing “research”, television story lines and juicy co-worker stories. By comparison work can seem dull and boring without the glitz and excitement of these distractions.
Bored with work? Feeling low energy for your tasks you need to accomplish? Ask yourself the follow questions to find your energy for the important things in your life.
How focused am I on getting my important tasks accomplished?
How many distractions to my day are self-imposed?
What are the parts of my career that I do enjoy, that excite me?
Where do I want my career path to take me, and how can I use today to take me there?
Where am I not involved as I should be at work? How am I letting myself down as a result?
So often energy isn’t only impacted by our sleep and eating schedules, it’s dramatically impacted by our excitement for what we are doing. By getting involved mentally in the important things of your career and creating your own excitement about being somebody that makes a difference, you will regain some of the energy loss you are now experiencing.
Focus, catch fire, and feel the driving energy that will make your career grow.