The VP of my company sent us an email today challenging us to finish the year strong. He punctuated his challenge with the following quote from one of my heroes – Steve Prefontaine:
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
Boy, have I been sacrificing lately! I feel like I’ve been sleepwalking through the last few weeks. My schedule has been too full (surprise, surprise!). And I’ve been distracted both at work and with friends and family.
I’m not sure what is the exact cause of this lack of focus. Most likely there are several. I’m suffering most at work. I am struggling with a slight attitude problem there. I don’t think it’s overt and noticeable to others (yet) but I’m definitely feeling it on the inside. There’s just no…. drive. Ever since I was passed over for promotion again – I have felt a minor apathy.
It’s gotten better in the last day or so. I was able to accomplish a lot today and and started hacking away at my to-do list. I was even able to lay some ground work for future projects. But it still feels like an uphill battle.
So my question to you is: What do you do to dig yourself out of the dumps at work?
Any tips and/or suggestions are appreciated!