When you work with people as I do, you sometimes meet resistance. The person in front of you seems to be struggling or wanting to make a change but somehow that doesn’t transpire in their commitment to the effort.
And it’s not fear that stops them. They can make a step forward but seem unable to give 100%.
Have you heard this: “If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
This is what happens when you are taken out of your element – and you struggle.
Why – you feel no passion for what you do.
The paradox is, we may be completely unaware of this fact, even if it’s obvious.
You can be extremely competent, but the commitment or motivation isn’t there. This makes you “passive”.
- Does time drag or fly by when I work?
- At the end of the day, do I have energy to do a bunch of other things or do I feel drained (not tired, drained!)?
- If I told you, you could spend a day with the top guru in your field and learn loads, do you feel excited?
- If I told you I could help you turn things around but you need to spend a whole weekend working hard, are you up for it?
No excitement, and where everything seeming like an effort are signs that you are not where you need to be.
Do you love what you do?