Don’t you just love the mantra of Steve Jobs? Granted, he was referring to the explosion of Apple products, but I love this quote and think of it often whenever I need motivation. You and I both know how important motivation is to us on a daily basis. As much as we would like to pretend that things run smoothly day in and day out, sometimes our motivation is lacking…admit it. Not only on a personal level, but also on a professional level. We become consumed with the plethora of present distractions that our focus is no longer on where we’re going, but where we are. So, now what?
Volunteer, that’s what! Even if you can dedicate two hours one weekend, take advantage of the opportunity to concentrate on others. Performing direct service is reciprocal in that you give your time and return you develop whether you mean to or not. I can speak from experience that when you start concentrating on others, you find your motivation. It’s never too late to start a service journey. If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities, check out the Corporation for National and Community Service. On their website you can learn more about volunteerism and search opportunities that interest you. Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. day, so why not serve for a few hours on your day off. What do you have to lose?