4 Steps to Staying Inspired By the Work
At BioBridges we are adamant that our professionals and internal employees are inspired by and passionate about the work they do. Sure, there are always going to be the tasks that feel uninteresting or unexciting, but big picture, we should all feel impassioned by our work.
What does inspiration and passion really mean? These two words have become commonplace in today’s society and have almost lost their true meaning. Knowing this, why do we intertwine them throughout our website? Inspiration and passion are important. When these two words are used in the right context they lead to an outcome of work and ideas that never could have been accomplished without the feelings they stir inside of us.
So, how do you stay inspired by and passionate about the work you do?
Have a vision
A vision is an aspirational description of what you would like to achieve. It gives our journey purpose and inspires our willingness to strive for what we want. Many of our professionals enter the industry because they have a vision of helping people suffering from diseases.
While your vision may change and evolve as you gain experience, it is important to always maintain a mental picture of the future. This picture will guide you, create a desire for growth and give you a sense of purpose as you navigate your career.
Surround yourself with a team
Have you ever heard the saying by Roy Bennett, “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you?”
Surrounding yourself with competent and inspiring people can keep you motivated and ensure that you remain on the right path as you work toward achieving your vision.
We all have our professional strengths and weaknesses. Having a team that complements each other allows you to capitalize on each of those strengths while leaving worry about not having proper expertise, experience or connections behind.
Challenge your mind
A new challenge sparks new inspiration, ideas and thinking. Navigating through your career path towards achieving your vision will require new experiences, skill growth and creative thinking.
Don’t be afraid of new ideas, find inspiration in conquering each challenge as you move closer to your goal.
Daily reflection has the ability to impact your life and learning. It can help you learn and get past your mistakes, celebrate your successes, make connections and generate new ideas.
It can also help put your day’s events into perspective. Life can be overwhelming and when we use reflection as a tool, we can take a minute to stand back and objectively look at our lives.
Merriam-Webster defines inspiration as the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
As Jack London says, “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Working on programs that you are inspired by and passionate about can be extremely rewarding.
Remember to revisit your vision often to ensure that you are on the right path, and that you are making the impact you set out to make.