Duncan Coombe with the Harvard Business Review reflects on an emotion that’s too often overlooked in business and asks; “If just about every person on the planet has at some point spoken about the centrality of love to well-being, why do we hear so little about it in the context of work?”
“One of the toughest things about a rut is acknowledging that you are in one,” says Daniel Gulati, a tech entrepreneur and author.
Even exciting jobs have boring days. And when you’ve been doing the same tasks, going to the same office, and working with the same people day in and day out, you’re bound to fall into a rut on occasion. When that happens, how do you recognize what’s happening and counteract it? What can you do to revive your interest in your work?
Here’s some great information from Gulati, and esteemed University of Michigan researcher and professor, Gretchen Spreitzer about how to do just that, including a couple of very useful case examples:
As an entrepreneur I have to be totally self-motivating and I know every one of these is important in being productive, engaged and focused on the right things.
When I coach executive clients, I find it is the rare leader who does not feel that they always have more work to do than they can get done, and that they all welcome ways that they can do more of the high value work and maintain a sense of ongoing progress and accomplishment.
How much are you holding on to the past? Or, even, letting the past control you or hold you back in doing and being your highest self? Check out this recent post from Josh Linkner, serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and accomplished jazz musician: