Work can be a major part of our lives. If we add up all the hours we spend working at a job, it usually equates to more than everything besides sleep. Many people work nine to five or eight hours a day. That’s more hours than some people even sleep every night. The work we spend our time on should be something that is engaging to us. If we don’t do things that are engaging we can find ourselves dreading the hours we spend working on pointless things. When we work on things we don’t care about it can take a toll on us mentally because most people hate the idea of wasting so much time. And yet, a lot of us don’t change anything about the jobs we work.
But it’s more than just the job that affects our mentality. It’s all the things that are a byproduct of the job. Some jobs require that you work on tasks even when you leave the office. Or at the very least we’re still thinking about our work life and it interferes with our personal life. And then the frivolous hours we spend commuting to and from work. The transportation alone can be a drain if we’re driving hours to work and then hours back. And what we think about in that time can be really determine how the rest of our day goes. It’s good to know what you often think about the way to work and whether it makes you feel good or bad in general. So what do you usually think about on your drive home from work?
Here’s my thoughts on what I think about on my drive home from work.
First things first, I don’t drive to work often. I work from home. I also hate driving in general. So I’m never really the one to go out driving for unnecessary reasons. I’m more so into staying in my space and getting work done there. I’m only going on the road as a last resort when I’m slowly dying from isolation. But that doesn’t mean that my job doesn’t require driving every now and then. Sometimes I have to drive nonstop for my job. I’ll have to drive across the country to expos back and forth every weekend. When I go on those drives there’s a lot of thinking that goes on. I have way more than enough time on my hands.
There are a couple of things that I think about when I go driving on the way from work. I usually think about the work that was accomplished for the day. If it was a good day then I would be thinking about all the things that went well. I’m always feeling good when the team accomplished some great things during the day. If we got a lot of work done, it makes feel really happy. And I start getting motivated for the next day, the next week, and the next month. That’s always a good feeling at the end of a long day of work. When you feel tired but accomplished, it’s no other feeling like it.
If at the end of the day, we didn’t accomplish much then it’s a whole different thought process. I would normally be thinking of all the tasks that didn’t get done that day. If I spent a whole day working but really wasn’t being productive it will upset me. I would want to be more positive but in my heart I would feel like I was wasting time. And all of that time will be gone forever and ever. I would think of all the things that didn’t get accomplished in the day. I would think about which ones are the most important and how I should prioritize the lists of tasks for tomorrow. I would also spend a lot of time thinking about why I’m not being as productive as I can be.
Another thing that would cross my mind is the overall status of our business in general. Are things going great right now with the business? Are we growing at a fast rate? Are we slowing down right now? What can we do to make ten times more progress over the next year? One year from now where will our business be if we stay on this track? Five years from now where will our business be if we stay on this track? I would be thinking about all of these things in relation to the overall health of my business. I want the business to grow and prosper but I know I have to keep a watchful eye on it. I would be thinking about what needs to change and what needs to stay the same for us to continue to find success.
The other thing I would be thinking about on the drive home from work is my success. I would be thinking about our success. My business partner, Dwayne and I have put our all into this business over the past few years. After a day of recording new courses I will often think about our inevitable success. I will think of what it will feel like to run a company with hundreds of employees. I would think of how we’d feel selling our company for a multimillion dollar payout. I would think of how our lives will change when we truly reach the levels of success that we aspire for. And I think about how much the world will be affected by us if we continue with our efforts on a consistent basis.
There’s a lot of different thoughts that I have when I’m on my way home from work. I don’t drive or commute to work often because I like to work wherever I want. But when I do drive home from a recording session, I’m usually thinking of what we can do better in the business. When I’m traveling cross country to sell at an expo I’m usually thinking about what the future of my business will look like. And really what will my life look like as a result of this business. But the most important and common thought I have when thinking after work, is what happens if we succeed? But also what will happen if we fail? Those are my thoughts on the way home from work.
I enjoy being in my thoughts because they help me focus on what’s important. And from the things I’ve envisioned, it’s important for me to succeed!