5 ways to stay passionate at work

Thursday, 2 November 2017

No matter what job you have, whether it’s your dream job or just a run of the mill 9-5 to keep you afloat, we all lose a bit of ambition and passion for our role at some point in our careers. However, if you want to succeed and go far, it’s important to stay positive and try to overcome this work slump and regain the passion you once had. Here, I have listed 5 ways to help you fall back in love with your work.

1.       Take on a new challenge
Sometimes if you find yourself doing the same old thing at work, or perhaps your doing well and don’t feel the need to work as hard, it can be easy to sink in a bit of a hole a lose motivation. I find that if things are going well on the job I get a bit complacent, but this isn’t good, especially if work is suddenly sprung on you. There is always room for improvement, why not set yourself some work challenges, or perhaps ask a colleague if there is anything you can help them with – they will be happy you asked as well as impressed with your enthusiasm.

2.       Go to a networking event 
If you’re losing a bit of love for your career, sometimes it takes a few words of wisdom from someone else in the field to reignite your passion. Maybe go to a work event in your sector, or a networking evening – you will most likely meet a lot of other people in similar roles and may find it interesting hearing another perspective, plus sometimes a good knees up and a chat can bring back the motivation to succeed.

3.       Go on a social with work
At many work places, a lack of enthusiasm can stem from a bit of a dip in social activity in the office. If your finding the work place a little stale, or feel the need to reconnect why not organise an evening out at the pub after work, a few drinks always brings work colleagues closer together and may help office moral.

4.       Set some goals
Setting goals for yourself is sometimes the best thing you can do to further yourself and your motivation. Don’t go too OTT just set some realistic and achievable goals that will give you the motivation to work harder and strive for bigger better results; remember you can always do better and go further no matter what stage you are at in your career. 

5.       Intensify your workload
Ok – this one may sound a little scary, but trust me it will definitely give you the kick up the bum you need to get s**t done. Explain to your boss that you’re losing a bit of motivation, or if your finding it all a bit easy, which usually means motivation is lost, tell him/her that you would like more work to challenge yourself. It may sounds mad but trust me it will definitely make you work harder.
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