All of us have had something in our lives that started off as being fun and enjoyable until it started getting more serious, competition increased, demands and expectations were growing and eventually you start to lose the passion you once had for that activity you loved.
Let’s take basketball for example, it is a team game and while domestic competitions are fun when you start to play for representative levels it starts to become more serious, your mistakes are criticized heavily, there are higher expectations from coaches for elite performance.
Tonight at my Under 12s basketball training I decided to drop the drill and just go back to games, the type of games I use to play as a kid in the very early ages of learning to play. Training was full of laughs tonight, very light hearted and it reminded me of how much I loved playing basketball as a kid and I hope my team can look back at some of these training and feel the same way.
It’s like all things that don’t go to plan at some point in our work life or our social lives we tend to over complicate everything, we make easy decision feel like life or death ordeals and forget the reasons we started something in the first place.
At work if you feel like you are getting caught up in office politics and morale is down try to think back to the reason you started the job in the first place. Look for ways to get something more out of your current position, make an effort to learn new things, increase your worth and apply your knowledge across as many areas as possible.
Simple reminders of our long terms goals or why we got involved in certain situations in the first place can help us rationalise things and see them from different perspectives.
I am keeping this blog short and simple.
Don’t over complicate things. Remind yourself of all the good times and keep things simple.