Is your business or organization flailing?
Have you lost your motivation to work?
Have you lost your purpose?
When either you or your organization is flailing, what do you do?
I spoke with a doctor friend of mine the other day, and we were discussing another practice that went out of business. His response? “He must have lost a passion for what he was doing.”
Amazing. My friend didn’t attribute the economy, competition, or any other factor to the closed doors. He blamed a loss of passion and drive.
So, no matter your profession or organization, what are you going to do to renew and recapture your drive and purpose? Here are a few tips.
Start Today: If you want to renew and reignite your passion, start today. Passion renewal is not a matter of waiting for something to light your drive afire. It is a matter of you choosing to light your passion a fire. Retired Navy Seal, Jocko Willink, speaks of choosing to do the thing you want instead of waiting for some circumstance to make it easier. Choosing is the beginning of discipline. A fire will not light without a spark. If you want to reignite your passion for your organization, then choose to do it today.
Continually Remind Yourself of Your Goals: Sales Leader, Grant Cardone, recommends writing down your goals each morning when you wake up and again when you go to bed. What a great idea. With your goals on your mind in the beginning of the day and your goals refreshed and renewed at day’s end, you are more likely to stay the course. Some sort of planner or system that works for you would be helpful.
Find a Mentor: No one charts a course alone, and the best way to find that course is to get direction from someone who has gone ahead of you. A mentor will inspire you, encourage you, and help you avoid pitfalls. Finding a mentor is a solid step towards maintaining your passion as you seek to take your organization to the next level.
Gordon Duncan is the CEO/Consultant of ProSight Success. He has worked in the eye care industry for nearly 20 years. He has consulted in the medical field, manufacturing, accounting, and many other disciplines. You can contact him at email@example.com
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Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has taught in the public school system, lobbied for school's accreditation, managed eye clinics, led sales' teams, and also publishes books on theology, church, and culture.