In a recent interview with the Birmingham Post (19/10/13) Greg Doran (Artistic Director: Royal Shakespeare Company) was asked about his burning ambition. His reply will bring a smile to all who enjoy his work at the RSC – ‘to be able to do what I’m doing.’
I thought about my burning ambition and, like Greg Doran, I too really enjoy what I do. Are you achieving YOUR burning ambition? Are YOU doing something that you really enjoy and find rewarding?
If you are, then why not think about what will keep you on track and energized? If not, then what changes do you wish to make?
Increasingly there is research demonstrating the positive impact of happiness and wellbeing on our mental health, workplace performance and overall results. So, doing something that interests and excites is important and good for us.
If you are not, then here are 3 simple ideas:
- seek out your strengths and focus on them;
- identify one or two simple things that you CAN do to make you feel good;
- talk to colleagues, friends and family about options and ideas.
“To business that we love we rise betimes
And go to it with delight.”
Antony and Cleopatra: William Shakespeare
Closing with a quote from Shakespeare makes me reflect that he must have loved his work; he certainly wrote plenty of plays, collaborated on many more, acted, produced and much more. Perhaps another tip is variety and involvement with others – now there’s a link to engagement which sounds like a blog for another day.
Meanwhile, if you want to talk about finding and achieving your burning ambition, please get in touch for a chat.
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