As a lover of tidying and organizing, spring is a fun time to do some cleaning. I love swapping out heavy comforters for lighter quilts, washing and putting away the winter clothes and getting out the raincoats. Ushering in spring with cleaning helps to move beyond the cold winter season and celebrate the warmer weather.
Of course, clothes and quilts aren’t the only way to do spring cleaning. Sometimes there are behaviors that are no longer serving us. We can do spring cleaning on those behaviors too!
Most of us have an easy time identifying bad behaviors that we’d like to improve upon (this is what New Year’s resolutions are all about!). It can be much more difficult to identify good behaviors that used to be helpful to you but are no longer helping you get where you want to go.
Maybe at work you’re known as the person who can get stuff done. It doesn’t matter what kind of stuff, you just get it done. People count on you. It’s your reputation (aka personal brand). That’s great! Unless what you most want to do now is lead people. You need to be known for motivating others to get stuff done, not doing the stuff yourself.
We all have behaviors that have been helpful to us and others over the years, but we need to be mindful to put our time and energy into behaviors that help us move forward toward our version of success.
Regardless of how you feel about cleaning in general (but how can you not love it?!?), doing a spring cleaning to make sure your behaviors support where you want to go is the best way to start seeing progress!
#PositiveAction What behavior do you need to let go of so you have more time to dedicate to a behavior that is more aligned with your future?
If you love tidying and work, then you’ll enjoy Joy At Work, the latest from Marie Kondo.