We’ve all had those devastating moments in both our lives and careers. Whether it be a breakup, death, illness, layoff or any countless of obstacles in life can crush our motivation. Recently someone asked me:
How not to let personal problems drown one’s motivation levels? How to stay focused on the bigger picture and letting go of small failures?
She is asking, “Something rocked my world, so how do I keep that from impacting what I need to get done in my professional life?”
It was a fantastic question. It made me think of all the ways I’ve witnessed and done to get past personal problems while keeping your motivation levels intact. As our personal and professional worlds become more integrated, an impact in one starts to impact the other.
Here are some quick points that I gave to her to keep those obstacles in life from crushing her life and career motivation levels.