Ispiravit et labora!

Small steps that lead to a big goal

boy looks at a yellow wall with black writing that says: "believe in yourself"
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uccess means doing what we like for most of the time while we are working. Our job title or social status is not important. These are cultural habits that influence our way of being. If we are not happy with the position we have been given or that we have created for ourselves, let’s try and think of the tasks that we would always like to perform and align our preferences with our work objectives, trying to skip what is most tedious and not strictly necessary.

With time, we will realize that what really matters is actually the way we spend time, where we are wasting it and when we really feel happy.

What do we like doing that actually satisfies us?

If we focus on the tasks we like most and improve our skills to master them, we will progressively specialize in what satisfies us and will achieve success more easily.

When we want to make a change in our career it often happens that the anticipation and anxiety of changing habits and getting out of our comfort zone inhibit the change. The author of “Think Big”, Dr. Grace Lordan (Associate Professor in Behavioural Sciences at the London School of Economics), advises us to imagine ourselves as we would like to be in a few years’ time.

Thinking about the tasks we will be carrying out and trying to perform them systematically and daily, even before making the change, can help us understand if we really feel comfortable with the new job we are aspiring to.

Intentions and actions need to be focused in the same direction.

In this way, we will know what small steps we need to take to follow the journey towards personal success.

Ad Maiora!