” In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it ” wrote Robert Heinlein, the leading American writer of science fiction. How many of us have got so stuck in the routine that we are not able to do what we want to do?
As part of my goal to stay abreast and read as much as I can about my field of work, I do spend a fair amount of time and energy in following sites and blogs of leading executive coaches, the world over. I have come away from each visit both satisfied and energized. In this context, I came across this thought provoking post in Tony Mayo’s Executive Coaching site. Tony is a leading CEO executive coach whose goal is to ” help people be productive and satisfied”.
I liked this post by Kevin Eikenberry called “Getting Past Maintenance” . He describes how we get routine work done and get into a maintenance mode which keeps things going- without any great deal of enthusiasm or energy. Be revisiting your goals, writes Ken, you get past maintenance and on to achieving greater and more exciting goals.