I am gainfully employed in work that is meaningful and engaging, but I still find the question “what’s your dream job?” useful in orienting my short-term priorities and long-term goals. It helps me add zest to my work through tapping into my passions and dreams and it helps me determine how to most meaningfully spend my free time.
The first step in solving problems is assessing the actual problem. Making this practice “step one” when encountering challenges will save time, mental energy and emotional stamina, better equipping me to solve the real issues at hand in any given situation.
While life doesn’t contain a restart shortcut, there are certain things that can help us refresh and recalibrate when we feel sluggish, have trouble completing a task, or are discombobulated in one way or another.
Regardless of our stage in life, we are whole, valuable human beings, who are also incomplete and still growing. We can simultaneously notice and name our limitations while accepting ourselves at the stage we are in.
As leaders and as human beings, we have both the capacity and responsibility to grow into better versions of ourselves each day. Reflecting on our actions and allowing the insights gained to impact our future actions is one way of pursuing continual growth.