We are in the third week of 2016. Our diaries are slowly starting to fill up. We’re thinking about and planning out how we achieve the goals and objectives we’ve set ourselves for the year.
Here is a question for you:
Have you asked yourself: what will inspire me in 2016? Are you inspired by what’s on your agenda?
Take a blank sheet of paper (or open a new document). On the one side of the page write down two things you feel excited about at work. They should be things that you would like to change, do differently, improve, revolutionise, make awesome. Think about what could make a difference to more than just you, things that have a larger significance.
Now, on the other side of the page, think about how you could make those a reality. Who can you talk to? Who knows more about it? Who could champion elements of what you want to do? How can you explore further? Who would be interested in being part of it? What are the first steps you can take?
‘Innovation is the process of creating something new that makes life better. Innovation is impossible without passion. Innovators see the world differently.’
All too often we start a new year with goals that don’t speak to us. Is it time to change that, to include at least one that makes you feel energised and alive? It is possible. You’ve got to work at it.
They say that great innovators all start somewhere. And, crucially, they believe that ‘they can’. You don’t have to embark on changing the world, but you can start changing a small part of your working world.
Inspire yourself in 2016. What can you do?