Are you focused solely on the outcome of your work while ignoring the process? Have you set goals for yourself this year that you’re not excited about? Are you working on what will make you happier in your career? These are all things you should consider when you’re thinking about your career and how it’s going. Don’t focus so much on the things that won’t make you happy or aren’t things you care about but focus instead on those topics and actions that are able to elevate you, your career and build your happiness over time. Spend some time finding joy in the work you’re doing to achieve the outcome you’re looking for, this will help you grow your belief in yourself and handle the outcome easier.
5 Things Science Learned About Happiness Last Year
Making improvements for the New Year doesn’t always mean you have to be hard on yourself. In fact, your happiness will come more from the ability to be kind and gentle with yourself much more so than when you are harder on yourself. You may find that you want to meditate and gain a bit of time for yourself in the morning, but aren’t sure how you can go about the right way for you to meditate. Have you taken time for yourself lately? While spending time to make money is important in your career, taking time for yourself is an important part of what you need to do in order to create a relaxed and happy outlook on your life. Take a look at this article and see what you need to do in order to create the happiness you want to feel throughout this year.
Stop Setting Goals You Don’t Actually Care About
Harvard Business Review:
Too often we set goals for ourselves that don’t energize us. We hope that somewhere along the way something will click and we will become passionate or energized by the goals we’ve set, but that’s not typically the case. Rather than set a goal that you hope will become something you can do and enjoy along the way, set a goal that’s aligned with your passions and what makes you motivated. The goals you set could have to do with your professional growth, with your personal needs or because you have something you care about. You can set a goal to volunteer more often, read more books, write more, or get in better shape, but these goals need to be aligned with what you care about an not just a way to try and work on something you aren’t truly passionate about.
My Battle-Tested Secret to Handling Career Rejection
Fast Company Article:
If you put all your energy and faith into the outcome of a proposal or of what you plan to do you will be let down when rejection comes your way. Rather than focusing on the outcome and the end result, focus on the process and take joy in the process of getting the work done or the proposal put together. If you do this you’ll have a better chance of handling rejection in order to find the right place for acceptance. Dwelling on rejection could actually cause you to miss another opportunity for success. Just because one person or company rejects you doesn’t mean ten others won’t be knocking down your door for your services. Stay focused, find joy in your work and let the outcome be what it is with each company you work with.