Man, some days just stink. You can have a great job and have a crappy day. Maybe you had it out with a co-worker, a boss made you mad, fire after fire popped up for you to put out, and you just head home defeated and with your head down.
A bad day doesn’t have to derail you. You can get back up.
The best way for me to refocus and move forward is to revisit my ‘why’.
If you don’t know ‘your why’ then what are you even doing?
Your why should help you solve problems. For example, when we get into a group to collaborate on a problem, it can get away from us with lots of opinions and ideas. Taking the opportunity to define the ‘why’ behind the project helps determine what solutions make sense and what solutions aren’t a good fit.
Your why can motivate you on the days you don’t feel motivated.
Your why can define your personal goals.
Your why will drive your actions.
Your why should help you look past those bad days.
If you don’t know your why where you are right now, I want you to think about it until you do. Once you have it, put it front and center in your mind as you carry out your work. If you can’t define your why, maybe it’s time to find a new gig.