How to be your best at work
When someone asks "how is your work doing"? Do you say any of the following?
If you can remember saying any of the above, then this message is for you!
Each of the above are reflections of how we each may feel at times about our work. The problem with feelings is that they are pesky and fickle! Feelings are susceptible to being up one minute then down the next. Just like you can be hungry one minute then satisfied the next - if you are not careful, feelings can lead you down the wrong path.
If we approached each day whereby we simple acted based on our feelings, we would be all over the place, never accomplishing anything truly challenging or requiring enduring commitment.
If you want to succeed at work (and in life), you need to rely on something more enduring and stable than your feelings. The best leaders keep their teams focused on the most reliable thing of all - purpose. If you can know your purpose and act on it, you'll be inclined to do what's necessary to achieve important goals - regardless of how you feel. Those pesky and fickle feelings will lose their power over you.
This week, I read a true news story about a scuba diver who was stranded twenty kilometres out in the open ocean. His boat had drifted off its mooring and when he had surfaced, the boat was nowhere to be seen. Twenty kilometres from shore and in wild open ocean (alone), is a terrifying idea. Quite amazingly, the man swam the twenty kilometres to shore... arriving back to the beach at 3 am. This is clearly a superhuman feat that leads you to ask, how could anyone maintain their composure and stay alive?
Can you imagine how this man would have felt? I ca