A well-known quote from Lucius Annaeus Seneca says “Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” One way to establish the aim (and wind) to carry you forward is to identify what you hope to gain from your work in 2019. Are you looking for a promotion, satisfaction, monetary compensation, building skills, growth, being of service to others?
Ask yourself “What payoff am I going for this year?” In doing so, you will firmly set your aim and your plans will carry forward.
Negativity creeps into all lives every once in awhile. Are you experiencing negativity in your work now? If you are, or if you do in the future, it behooves you to look below the surface and expose its roots. Only by doing this can you rid yourself of it.
Sources of negativity can be many things. They can be connected to your emotions, perceptions, real or imagined events, fears or a disconnection. Once you identify the source of negativity you can address it directly. In doing so, you can keep your center and not allow negativity to get out of control. Negativity is subjective. Find its source and let it go.
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