Ways to find inspiration at work
Most professionals claim to be inspired, but when it comes down to it, the majority of them aren’t. Regardless of how amazing the world around them is, it does not provide the spark that they require to breathe new life into their work or art.
Change can be sparked by inspiration. When you are inspired, you see things differently and approach problems from new angles in both your personal and professional life. However, there is no rule book that tells you how to be inspired. Fortunately, we’ve looked at how working professionals can be inspired in their daily lives, and how that inspiration can help them perform better in both work and life.
1. Determine Your Higher Purpose
When you discover your company’s higher purpose and work every day to fulfill it, the work you do will inspire not only you, but others as well. Your colleagues and clients will be inspired and will tell you so. However, fulfilling your higher purpose also aids in attracting and engaging the right people.
2. Shift Your Point of View
It’s unfortunate that people believe they need inspiration to live a happy life. They wait for inspiration to act, but it never comes because the situation is reversed. Action generates ideas, which in turn generate inspiration. Begin with something on the outskirts of your emotional world and take a first step. Just make a call, write an outline, or volunteer once. The process and the inspiration will unfold in front of you.
3. Use Affirmations to Motivate Yourself
Affirmations, or positive statements we make about ourselves, are an excellent way to become and remain motivated. After all, there have been numerous research studies that demonstrate the value of positive affirmations! Find a way to incorporate affirmations into your daily life, whether you set reminders in your phone, post Post-it notes around your office, or recite them as part of your morning routine.
4. Recognize and Share Your Passion
Recognize and share your passion. What drives you? Make a simple sentence out of it. This will help you understand what gets you in the zone and motivates you to take action. Make a connection with that inspiration so you can call on it whenever you feel yourself veering off course. Share it with people you trust so they can help you remember your passion and find new inspiration.
5. Use a Notebook Instead of a Phone
Many people check their phones at the end of the day and in the morning. What if you swapped your phone for a notebook? Before you go to bed, make a list of three things you’re thankful for from the day. Put your intentions for the day on paper first thing in the morning. Making time for reflection and proactively launching your day are two small actions with big payoffs.
We hope we have inspired you a little. You’ve just gained a few aces up your sleeve, ready to be called upon whenever your inspiration box runs low.
Remember that you are solely responsible for your own state of mind and being, and the sooner you decide to make a breakthrough, the sooner you will regain your motivation and inspiration to continue working.