We face many challenges in our work lives. Pressure to perform well, meet deadlines, prove ourselves each day, and in the health care industry to make sure we provide the best care possible for the patients and families we serve.
Wow, that's a lot to handle!
One Step At A Time
Too often I see people trying to accomplish "everything" each day. They put the weight of the world on their shoulders and expect to be successful at every turn. That simply isn't realistic. Sure, we can all get a lot done each day...but other days we can work and work and feel like we haven't accomplished a thing!
Frustrating? Sure. Demoralizing? Absolutely not!
One of the fundamental keys to success in the workplace is keeping a broad perspective on the work that needs to get done. Of course we have daily deadlines or important tasks that cannot wait. But if we get too focused on our to do lists that seem to get longer not shorter, we'll never be able to see the big picture.
Think Big Each Day
One of the ways I avoid getting too caught up in the details of my work life is to spend a few minutes each day "thinking big." What does that mean? Well, it means looking beyond my calendar...it means thinking about the possibilities of the work I do...it means imagining a future that is better than today.
You can do that too...regardless of your role, or job title, or company where you work!
I challenge you to think about how you can help your organization grow. Consider what you would really like to be doing each day. I know you've thought about these things...now it's time to put your thoughts into action! Write down your ideas and share them with a colleague or supervisor.
You can start making a difference today!