At the end of the day, we need to be able to look back at what we have done and be able to hold our heads high knowing that during the last 24 hour span of existence we have touched someone’s life, changed something for the better, started the ball rolling or kept it going on some project that is going to impact our world, etc. And the simple fact is, many of us aren’t able to see that. Because of that, Mondays have become the day that embodies all that we despise!
It really ought not be that way. There are two ways to combat this feeling of dread and worthlessness.
1. Look for Work That Matters TO YOU
Now, I think that can be taken to an extreme that is damaging to ourselves, which is why so many people graduate college with degrees only to end up living at home and broke because they are looking for that unicorn job that fits every single thing they are looking for not realizing that they could...
2. Make Your Work Matter TO YOU
Then there’s only one thing to do, make it your passion. You are obviously in a leadership role there because you are good at it to some degree. So don’t allow yourself to constantly look for something better, make your situation the absolute best it can be.
Chances are those you are leading are struggling with the same problem. So when you start to change your passion and/or make your work matter to you they will be able to follow your example. A team (whether it is a church, a business, an organization, a family or anything else) will never exceed its leader. And if the leader doesn’t care about the work/goals, they won’t either.