How are you doing today?
“I’m hanging in there.”
“Not too bad.”
These common responses are symptoms of a big problem. Your fire has gone out. Maybe you never had one in the first place, but if you want to succeed, I mean really succeed, you MUST rekindle it. Without out it, days drag on, projects become boring, and your work suffers.
Starting a fire from nothing is not only daunting, it’s impossible. So, begin with something simple, a spark. A spark is the excitement that you feel when you find a great new product for a client, the rush you experience after a good meeting, or the boost you get from a positive email. One spark is all it takes and sparks can be found everywhere if you know how to look for them.
You can find your spark by:
- Having an honest chat with a successful colleague
- Remembering why you got into the business in the first place
- Thinking about your family and loved ones
- Reading uplifting blogs or articles
- Making a change in your job focus or career
- Completing a SWOT analysis about your career and your life
Sparks can be found everywhere, but only you know where to look for yours. You have to be open to honest self-reflection. How did your fire go out and how can you rekindle that passion?
The most important thing you can do is admit that your passion and drive has left you. This can be very tough to admit. Most of us want to truck on and work through it. That’s never the answer. Address your issue right away and immediately start searching your life for your spark. When you do find it, be sure to take better care of yourself and the fire that drives you.