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How to get inspired at work again

Get inspirated at work again

If you’re not as inspired at work and your career as you once were, then it’s time to make some changes. Whether you’ve lost passion for what you do or you need some motivation, there are plenty of ways you can find the inspiration to carry on. Whatever your goals and what you want to do in life, help yourself to find the inspiration you need with the following tips.

Think about your goals

Do you have goals for your future? If not, it’s time to set them.

Having goals can drive you to achieve success, and helps set a path for your career. Whatever you decide to do in life, having a plan can help you achieve it.

Having a plan for your career can help you figure out what steps you need to take to get there. From gaining specific work experience to returning to school, note the milestones and start working your way through them.

Some things can feel impossible to achieve, but today anything is possible! If you want to work while studying, an online degree like those at Grad Canyon University nursing school could provide you with the best of both worlds.

Remember, you don’t have to achieve your career goals overnight. In fact, you’re probably better off taking your time to make sure you get it right.

Surround yourself with inspiring people

Want to feel more inspired? Surround yourself with inspiring people – it’s infectious!

Hearing stories of women who’ve gone out to achieve some great things can help give you the drive you need to go out and achieve your own success. So, how do you soak up that energy from other ladies?

Here are a few ideas:

  • Attend seminars featuring female speakers
  • Attend Meetup events to start new friendships with other women
  • Join Facebook groups that promote women’s empowerment
  • Watch TED videos on YouTube

The key here is to find women who can give you the push you’ve been waiting for. When you connect with them in some way then you just might start to think, “Hey, if she can do it, then I can do it too!”

Of course, you’ll find stories of inspiring female entrepreneurs on this blog too. Showing you that is possible to break through barriers and make your mark is one of the primary goals here!

When you get new ideas for your career path, go for it! Seriously, it can’t happen if you don’t take that first step.

Volunteer as a way get inspired at work again

Helping others is another great way to feel inspired at work. Not only does volunteering provide a way to give back, but it can also be a way for you to meet other people.

And it’s those same people who can influence you in positive ways. Look for the ideal place to volunteer using this Forbes guide. The best environments utilize your skills and experience to help others. And encourage yourself in the process.

Inspire yourself

If you’re looking for inspiration, why not let yourself be it? It could be a lightbulb moment but here’s what I suggest:

Look inside yourself rather than around you as a way to get inspired at work again.

Not sure how to do that? I got you.

Start by celebrating your latest achievements on the job. Maybe a client said you did great on that marketing project, for example. Or, perhaps you spoke up at a recent meeting.

It might even be the solid advice you gave another employee.

There’s no small win – They’re all important.

And it’s celebrating these successes that will help you grow and keep pushing for more. Maybe you’re already feeling some work inspiration.

Inspiration has many sources

The ideas above are all so different, aren’t they? That’s because inspiration can come from varied places.

But each of the mentioned ideas does share one very important thing. They require you to put in the initial effort to re-ignite that passion for your career.

And once you do start that flame, it’s going to light up the sky! A cheesy metaphor, perhaps, but I truly believe that once you get inspired at work again, there’s little that can stop you.

Sure, sometimes you might have to be your own cheerleader. And not everyone will agree with all of your career choices.

But you have to know when to listen to them and when to listen to your gut.

Concluding thoughts on being inspired at work

Taking stock now and then of what you’ve achieved and how you got there can spur you on for your next challenge. You can do anything if you put your mind to it.

No matter what your goals and aspirations are, surround yourself with things and people who inspire you to help you achieve the success you deserve.

How do you keep the inspiration going at your job?

20 thoughts on “How to get inspired at work again”

  1. Oooh Mabel you are taking a risk by being around pessimistic people as you risk absorbing their negative energy. Hopefully you’ll limit time around them. As always your comment shows s deep understanding of the writing and I appreciate it! Hope you are having a nice July xx

  2. I love the suggestion of surrounding oneself with inspiring people. A job or a bad boss can take the life out of one’s ambition and drive. Choosing the right friends can make a big difference in igniting one’s passion again.

  3. Well-thought out post, Christy. This is a post many of us who are working should read at some point in our working lives. Our career plans and goals can change over time, so every now and then it’s always good to revisit them and ask ourselves what you really want. Surrounding yourself with positive people can get you motivated. However, as a realist I also like to be surrounded by pessimists so that I can get a good dose of reality about my work environment lol :)

  4. Sweet Christy, I love this post and its inspiration. :) And I’ve been traveling, hence why I haven’t come by as often as I do – I hope you’ve been well!
    To that end, this is great advice – get volunteering, find others to inspire you, all the things. And then of course sometimes a change of venue is good, too. Hehe.
    I hope your wedding plans are going well and sending you big hugs on this rainy Saturday.

    1. Hi C! Always great to hear from you. Hope your travels are going well as you take a well-deserved break from work :) As for your note about finding others who inspire you, I consider YOU among those precious people in my life xx And wedding planning is going well, next up if finding a cake! Huge hugs, raining here today and the flowers are loving it

    1. I get what you mean – Money can be a motivator! As I said on your blog post recently though please don’t forget the impact you do have with your words and how you can impact lives. Have a good week!

  5. Melissa Seifrit

    With my new role as Manager from Assistant, I know that I want to be someone that the Assistants look up to and I want to be the positive role model for them. Helping where need be and standing strong where need be. My many years in a variety of volunteer roles helped me gain the skills that align with this position. I find volunteering soul well filling and am grateful for any opportunity to help another.

    1. It’s a full circle moment that you can apply those volunteer skills gained over the years to your new role at work. And the future brings many professional possibilities as each day you build toward the next step in your career. Cheering you on!

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