Make an impact

Your next role should be chosen based on how much impact you will make. You must. We need more people aspiring to do the work where they can make the most impact. That’s the right thing to do. Being in a role where you are not making a difference or contributing to something bigger can make you miserable eventually. You’ll be more motivated and energized daily when you feel that you are making an impact. Chasing an intangible goal that you are extremely committed to will give your life a purpose and meaning. If your work is not making an impact from your current role, the motivation and energy will dry out and you’ll be looking for something else to do soon.

Questions to ask yourself from time to time on whether you are making an impact: Are you happy doing the work you are currently doing? Is the work you’re contributing leading to more than just profit? Is it creating more jobs, connecting more people or building better communities? How would you like to be remembered if you were to leave your job today? What would your legacy be? What are you doing to make this world a better place?


Measuring performance

How do you measure your own performance? What’s your standard? Is it high enough, challenging enough, impactful enough?

The bar you have set for yourself is more important than what others have set for you. The goal is to keep pushing yourself to be better than yesterday, to be growing and evolve with the times. You can be inspired by others to push yourself. There is no lack of motivation for someone who has big dreams and chases them.

Measure your performance by the impact you have made in others’ lives, how happy you are by doing your daily work/living your passion, and what changes you have brought to make this world a better place. Now that’s quite a performance…