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How to Inspire Yourself to Do More in Your Career

Do you feel like you’re in a career slump? Do you feel like your mental health is on the decline because you’re not feeling fulfilled in this? Your career is technically a part of your identity. A lot of people chase after a certain role or industry because it’s something they feel strongly about, but sometimes, that feeling dwindles. It could be due to changes, it could be due to doing the same thing on repeat, or maybe you want to grow, but you feel as if you’re stuck in a cage.

It’s all really going to vary from person to person. But with that said, you don’t have to feel stuck; you don’t even need to change careers (unless you want to, of course). It’s all about inspiring yourself. So, where do you even begin with this?

Just Dream Big and Break It Down

What’s your big career dream? Start there. Do you want to land a top role? Want to switch industries? Or do you want to master a new skill, something that could literally save lives, like doing an advance life support program? Do you want to stay in your career but do something somewhat different? 

It doesn’t matter what it is, but you need to define what success looks like to you. But whatever this might be, you have to make it manageable for yourself. You have to make this bite-sized enough to handle it. It’s like planning a road trip—you don’t just drop a pin on a map and hope for the best; you plan your stops along the way.

Never Stop Learning

The world’s always evolving, and so should your skillset. It’s really up to you and how you’d like to do this, such as diving into online courses, attending workshops, or just burying your nose in the latest industry books. But at the end of the day, if you want to inspire yourself, it’s going to start with keeping your knowledge fresh. Think of your brain as a smartphone; it performs best with the latest updates.

Find Your Yoda

Alright, so this is a bit of a Star Wars reference, but there’s truth to this, maybe not literally Yoda of course. Every Luke needs a Yoda, right? A mentor can be just that. This person has been where you’re heading, knows the shortcuts, and, more importantly, the long cuts that are worth the extra mileage. They’re going to be the ones who inspire you to do better and push harder.

Say Yes to a Challenge

Comfort zones are cozy, but nothing grows there. Besides, how do you plan on even motivating yourself? Say yes to projects that scare you a little (or a lot). Each challenge is a stepping stone to better skills and beefier confidence. Plus, nothing beats the thrill of nailing something you thought was out of your league.

Get Out There and Mingle

Actually, this within itself could be seen as a big challenge!  You don’t want to derail your own efforts, and sometimes, the best push is other people, like-minded people, that is. You have to keep in mind that isolation is a creativity and motivation killer. Which is exactly why you need to get out and rub elbows with peers in your field. 

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