Are you still learning?
Starting a new job is always exciting because there is so much to learn. But after a while once you’ve settled in and started to get to know all the systems and people, things can start to feel a bit hum drum. You may find yourself feeling not quite as motivated to go to work in the morning and watching the clock until its home time. Maybe it’s not motivation that’s the problem. Maybe you’ve stopped learning and that’s why your brain is getting distracted.
It’s a strange thing but as humans our brains are actually geared towards learning, and unconsciously we are naturally happier when we’re actively taking in new information. “But what can I do when I’ve learnt everything I need to about my job?” Keep in mind though that things are always changing in the marketplace and the economy. Some are opportunities and some are challenges and all will affect businesses in some way, regardless of whether they are big or small.
Similarly we live in a technological age, almost every month system updates happen to continuously improve on their functionality. If you work on a system, you might be able to give feedback on elements that may help drive improvements. The point is that if you start looking around you will find that there are lots of opportunities for learning. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Do these ideas have you more excited about work? Well then, it’s a sign that learning is your key to motivation. So don’t wait for tomorrow, look for learning opportunities today!