It is easy to read a quote online or hear an inspirational story and think, ‘Yes I can do that’ or ‘That is who I want to be’. But unless you put that drive into action, it is like being late for a meeting but sitting in your car with the engine switched off flicking through social media. It won’t serve your purpose and will just delay where you see yourself being.
Is a career objective of yours to earn a lot of money? Gain a certain job title? Work on global projects? Or simply to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
The secret to success – never forget what you are working towards.
HOW WILL YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN?
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein
Everything you do (or don’t do) when trying to make progress with regards to your mental health is a choice. When we decide to have a food binge we feel terrible afterwards. It is the same with your mental health. If you decide to only focus on the negative, your brain will become conditioned to tune into the less positive thoughts.
Changing your mind-set is being able to change your outlook towards life, work and yourself. The way you think about mental health will contribute to you reaching future goals. There is no shortage of theories and practices to help create a healthy mind-set, but a few that stand out include:
Accept an abundance mentality; You may have heard of theabundance vs. scarcity mentality concept. If not, it is simple. A scarcity mind-set involves self-doubt, focusing on the mistake and worrying you will never have enough of something. An abundance mind-set means focusing on the present, making room to grow and learn, utilising all resources at your disposal and choosing to share and create positivity.
Implement mini actionable goals: Previously we have discussed rethinking work-life balance and instead of striving for unrealistic goals, choosing toset measurable and attainable targets.
ARE YOU HAPPY WHEN YOU STEP INTO WORK EACH DAY?
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs
You are experiencing a ‘happy work-life’ when even after the busy days and tight deadlines you still have the itch to get to work the next day. Achieving happiness in your career does not include a quick fix step; it is a combination of a healthy mind-set, supportive environment, hunger for success and awork-life balanceyou can succeed in.