In a Rut? Shake Things Up to Recapture Your Enthusiasm!

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Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You’ve been in the same job for five years or more. You’re fully capable of handling the ins-and-outs of your responsibilities. Sometimes you feel you could do them in your sleep. You understand the personalities that are involved in your work and know how to navigate your way through them to achieve your department’s goals. You check off your to-do list each day before you push away from your desk at 5 p.m. (and often times later) and head home.

Sure, you’re competent at what you do, but are you just going through the motions at this point?

It’s easy to get stuck in a comfortable, uninspired rut in any job. You do what’s required and expected of you, stay on the straight and narrow path every day, and hit the repeat button day in and day out. Maybe it’s time to shake things up and challenge yourself to do more and to BE more. That’s right, it’s time to take risks, recapture your enthusiasm, and seek fulfillment!

Consider this timeless quote from Bruce Barton, who became a U.S. Congressman in 1918 and went on to head one of the world’s largest advertising agencies: “Encourage your children to express their enthusiasm and delight. Let them believe the world is full of wonderful things and they themselves full of splendid possibilities. They can learn self-repression in later years, but enthusiasm, once lost, can be lost forever.”

Apply this quote to your own life and your MSP career today. Is there anything you can do differently to keep yourself inspired? Are there different avenues you can explore for self-improvement to be the very best MSP you can possibly be?

I recommend that you look through a child’s eyes to see the wonder and possibilities in life, your job, and the Medical Staff Services industry. Ramp up your enthusiasm and curiosity and reignite your passion to learn new things. Our industry is expanding beyond traditional environments, job titles, and responsibilities. If you simply change your perspective, you’ll find greater satisfaction in everything you do and may find yourself heading in exciting new directions with more energy and passion than ever!

Make your new motto Carpe Diem – “Seize the day” – and remember every day to SMILE!

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