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Boredom vs Momentum?

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Some of you might hear from your friends complaining about their job, their work, their working environment or even their colleague. They may even tell you they wanna quit their job immediately. The major reason that drive them to this pessimistic attitude is they lost their enthusiasm and passion about their job. Indeed, I think some of you, personally, would have experiencing this awful feeling right now!


Why momentum is IMPORTANT?

After reading “THINK BIG” and “What They DON’T Teach You At HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL“, I start to know more about how momentum pose a profound impact to us no matter in business or our daily life. Back to the above situation happens, when we have this feeling, it indicates that we are starting to lose our momentum of our job.

                                                Losing passion is a really BIG issue!

Once we couldn’t find our job interesting, we will start to slide backward because of the lack of motivation for driving us to perfection. I do have one experience to share:

A few months ago, I worked at a studio as a photography assistant without paid just because of my desire of learning to take great photos. It was only about two days work per week but I started to feel bored because of the routine and obnoxious duties. Following with the negative emotions, I started to think is it a great time for me to quit and find a better mentor. When I recalled the days I had this thought, I found myself mitigating or even losing passion about my job, I started to grumble everything I was asked to do, I started to show the blackface to the clients, I even started to argue every
tiny little stuff with my mentor.


How to get back the momentum?
Once my mentor noticed this circumstance, she talked to me and I expressed all my feelings at that moment. When she knew my problems and expressed her opinion, I finally find a point to balance off my emotions and passion. What’s more is I am now still a staff of the studio but I am working as a diligent and enthusiastic assistant instead.

I found that successful people in business do have their own ways to keep momentum. Like what I posted in the Instagram, U.S. president Donald Trump believes learning new things could keep him momentum up therefore he starts each day very early in the morning by reading newspaper in order to satisfy his thirst of knowledge. For Mr. Mark H. McCORMACK could keep redefining his job, taking on new challenge for himself from his routine works.


Quotes
As usual, I would like to quote something from my current reading (which you could find it on the main page of the web.) and share with you guys 🙂

“Boredom occurs when the learning curve flattens out. It can happen to anyone at any level of the corporation. In fact, it occurs most often in the successful people who need more challenge and stimulation than do others. One of the sure signs of the incipient boredom is knowing your job too well, or knowing all the right button to push. I SIMPLY WILL NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN TO MYSELF.”

Have you ever have the experience of hating your job or share the same feelings of mine being as a photography assistant? If yes, please comment below and let’s us discuss with it together!

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Don’t be afraid of your shadows!

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Before talking about this quote, let’s start  with a real business situation first!

“These people would be so much better off, and would look so much better in the eyes of management, if they could admit their mistakes and get on with it, rather than waste everyone’s time trying to rationalize it, cover it up, or put the blame elsewhere.” – Mark H. McCORMACK.

None of us are perfect
Each of us has our own shadows (weaknesses and undesirable qualities). We have to accept these because without shadows, we won’t be able to notice that we are really shining on the stage. This is also the life philosophy of Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer, who was marked as the youngest CEO in Fortune’s list of 50 most powerful women.

Most of the successful people would go with the failures and mistakes instead of escaping from it . They won’t be stopped by their own limitations, they, however, go against for this and find their own ways to succeed.

Don’t let errors repeat
I think everyone would makes errors, but if we repeat those errors again and again, it turn to a huge mistake. It is not only applied to the business, but also in our own relationship! Indeed, I think no girls would like their boyfriend keeping playing computers and ignoring them after countless of a same complaint, am I right? Haha..  So, this quote gonna reminds me that we are allowed to be imperfect, but we are disallowed to cover or conceal our imperfections!

Mean What You Say

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Have you ever promised someone one thing and cannot do it or keep you words? I did!

Some of you might found your promise was more difficult to implement than what you expected. Some of you might thought that it was not necessary for you to do it immediately. Most often, the reason I couldn’t fulfill my promise is that I found the difficulty of the thing I have to do is far over than my first expectation.

However, if you have words of someone and you couldn’t make it happen, you could create an instant negative impression to the counterpart.

Here is the quote of why is it important that you always have to keep you words from the book “What They Don’t Teach You At HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL” by Mark H. McCORMACK. Let’s check it out together! 🙂

“Business promise and made all the time, and almost as often they’re broken – needlessly creating a horrible impression. If you say you’re going to do something, do it. If you can’t do, think it’s more trouble than it’s worth, or don’t want to do it, then don’t say you will. Make up any excuse, but done even say ‘I’ll try’. At the very least, that leaves the other party with the impression that you tried – and failed.”