Every get stuck in a routine/rut?
I know I have. Even though I have the honor of listening to people say amazing things about someone they love every day, I can fall into a rut. One more email, one more blog post, one more networking event – the list can get long.
I think the worst part of a rut is that you miss so many potential opportunities. Things are happening all around us but if we are only seeing the same ol’, same ol’, those opportunities will fly right by.
So here is an approach that I’ve learned to get out of ruts that is working like gangbusters for me.
Think of the thing you are struggling with or want to know more about (creativity, dedication, motivation, friendship, etc.) and ask yourself “what can my job/normal day teach me about that thing?”
That’s it – just figure out what your everyday life can teach you about that thing.
I started doing this with my video editing. As I’m watching and arranging the various video clips, I just have a question in the back of my mind. Sometimes the answer jumps right out and sometimes it doesn’t. But either way, I’m much more focused and intentional in the editing.
This week I’ve been thinking about perfectionism and my tendency to get down around the holidays. As I edited a retirement video and a holiday video it dawned on that but that there is really only one thing matters at the end of the day and that’s showing up in people’s lives. Just being there more them day after day and year after year. That’s the thing that I should try to perfect.
But like I said – nothing earth shattering but it was helpful to me. And I got that nugget of wisdom not by searching for it online or reading a book by a mindset guru, but by looking at my everyday life.
I invite you to give it a try. If anything bubbles up for you, please let me know.
Thank you as always and happy holidays,