How many of us feel like we truly do not know what we want for our future? When asked where do you want to be in 10 years…none of us have the answer at that very moment?
With the recent pandemic, the constant uncertainty and with how different today’s world looks thinking 5 years ahead let alone 10 isn’t as straight forward anymore.
Having a goal, the motivation and the passion to move ahead is essential to reignite your ambition. Do not feel disheartened that you do not have the perfect statement to share when you are asked the question.
Because we all have that passion, that drive within us. We are all ambitious but for some of us we just may have forgotten or life has overtaken us by the various roles we play whether as a parent, a leader, a friend etc.
Tips to reignite your ambitions:
‣ Make the decision to not accept where you are right now because you want more for yourself. You deserve more for yourself.
‣ Let yourself feel….allow yourself to go through the journey in order to come out on the other end. And sometimes that journey requires us to feel and experience the frustration, sadness and anger before we can move ahead.
‣ Be realistic with your timelines and do not rush this step.
‣ Use a journal – Writing has a powerful way to reinforce what you truly want.
‣ Write down the steps needed for you to get there. For example – if your goal is to be the next leader within your department or change roles to something completely different perhaps write down some development goals like taking a new course, getting a mentor, attending more networking events etc….
‣ Develop an abundance mindset and take back your power – tell yourself every day that you can do this and you will succeed.
‣ Be more aware and conscious of the words you are using – do they empower you or do they caste a shadow on who truly are. If the latter then use positive language and be kind to yourself.
‣ Put yourself out there and take chances. Apply for that role, get involved with extra activities.
‣ Embrace what is coming, embrace the feedback and make the decision to rise above and grow everyday.
‣ Which allowed me to give FEEDBACK – and it was not just feedback – it was constructive feedback. I was not there to point out what went wrong, I was there to help them look at new ways of looking at situations and exploring new ways of doing things to make them more efficient and impactful
We all have a role to play as a leader. Ask yourself what type of leader you want to be. A leader that inspires, creates a culture of collaboration, and develops future leaders or a leader that wants to dominate, micromanage and be the only expert.
It is truly as simple as that.