What sustains you in your work- whether that is paid, voluntary or the work you do for your family? I was reminded of the need for both passion and perseverance this week at the Global Leadership Summit. I confess to lacking in one or other and sometimes both at different points in this year. Sometimes it was only one form of work that suffered. Sometimes it was across all of it. I have been doing some deep soul searching and reviewing. Is it a need to rekindle a passion that was there before or is it an indicator that the season for that particular area is over? Is it simply a matter of needing to persevere? Our work consumes so much of our time, energy, mental space and emotions. To sustain that level of output, there has to be a level of input to compensate.
What is it that sustains you? What is it that you are lacking in right now? Is it your passion that is low? Maybe you need to find reminders of why you do what you do and have them somewhere you can see every day. Is it perseverance? Maybe you need to assess what is draining that. Maybe you need to take better care of yourself, set better boundaries and have more replenishment in your life to be able to persevere. Or maybe it is that your season in that work has come to an end.
Inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt word: work. It was written by Five Minute Friday guidelines- five minutes of free write without editing. Making this series achievable this week!
This post is part of a series for Write 31 Days called “For Your Encouragement.” I am taking requests from readers on what they want encouragement about and responding to the best of my ability. I would love to hear from you.
You can read the rest of the posts in this series here.