The mere mention of the word ‘work’ might be a trigger for some of you. The thought of working being all toil, blood, sweat and tears, relentless, unforgiving and stressful. That is until that is you make your work, work for you.
Give yourself a moment to reflect on the following work related questions. Take stock of where you are, what’s working and what isn’t working and what you will benefit from changing.
- What made you choose the line of work you’re in?
- How did the job you are in come to be?
- What do you hate about your job?
- What do you love?
- What would happen if the things you hate about your job you spent less time focusing on and spent more time appreciating the aspects which you enjoy?
- What stops you creating a different outcome for yourself whether that be changing your line of work into another type of employment or speaking assertively and with positive intention to your boss about proposed changes to your workload and career progression?
- If you could do anything, absolutely anything what kind of work would you choose for yourself without the supposed obstacles that are in your way?
- If you want to be self employed and have been procrastinating about taking a leap of faith what is it that stops you giving up the day job and building your own empire?
- Are your beliefs about what you can do, be and have inspiring you to take action or holding you back even further, if so what are the more empowering beliefs you can choose for yourself?
- What’s the cost if you do nothing to change your present situation?
- Are you willing to pay that price?
I don’t have the answers to these questions as they will be personal to you though what I do know is if you spend time worrying about the week ahead on a Sunday night and the rest of your working week you’re clock watching and willing for that Friday feeling to come round quicker, you’re not making time to appreciate the good times in between.
If you’re gossiping in your tea break about your boss and other staff members who rile you, you’re reliving a past experience as if it was happening all over again, truth is it’s your gossiping about it that makes the situation worse, not the actual event itself. If you take your work worries home and vent at your partner chances are your relationship will turn sour too.
Yes, we can all be triggered by different things, work, our boss, colleagues not pulling their weight, commuting, repetitive work, lack of clients, emails and calls not being replied to and generally feeling at war with the world and everyone in it, though remember, it’s not the trigger that’s the problem it’s the meaning you place on the trigger and the ‘stories and beliefs’ you build up about them. The time and energy wasted focusing on the negatives you can never get back.
Tell a different story, focus on what you love about your work, explore how you can make practical changes to your workload, ask for help, take risks and most of all dare to live, dare to be, dare to use your skills to their fullest and most of all dare to live your life with passion and purpose.
I hope you enjoy my little acronym for work
W illingness to learn new things
O penminded about possibilities
R isk taker and change maker
K ick A*ss and then kick some more a*ss
Do the work you love and you won’t work a day in your life!
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