Every once in a while, stop what you’re doing and place two fingers on your wrist the way a nurse does when she checks your vitals. You don’t need a sphygmomanometer for your blood pressure or a thermometer for your temperature. Just check your pulse.
Do you still get excited doing whatever it is that you do?
Do you have the same passion for it today that you did when you started? If it seems like you have even more today than you did yesterday, keep it up. If it’s waned a little bit in recent weeks or months, figure out what you need to do to revive it. If your passion for your job is DOA, stop what you’re doing and set up a consultation with your closest supporters. Don’t be like those doctors in the movies, valiantly trying to get the victim’s heart to start beating only to have the nurses pull them away and say “Sorry doctor. He’s gone.”
What gets your heart pounding? Is it the preparation? How about the excitement when you’re in action? Maybe it’s the feeling when you’re done and the follow-up is put into motion.
Remind yourself why you started doing what you do now – whether it’s a job, a relationship, a personal goal or a cause.
“Those who abandon their dreams will discourage yours”
Don’t listen to the detractors, naysayers and antagonists. Ignore that voice in your head that’s telling you it’s too hard or you can’t do it. Screw ’em.
Build relationships, solve problems and have fun.