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NYSL Promotions’ Motivating Questions

Questioning yourself on important topics is one of the most effective ways to stay motivated and on track to achieve your ambitious goals. This is a strategy we use to keep NYSL Promotions associates engaged and inspired, and we know it will work for you as you pursue high benchmarks.

One question, inspired by Steve Jobs, involves your day-to-day work and whether it truly reflects your life’s passion. Jobs told a Stanford graduating class that he would look himself in the mirror every morning and ask, if it was the last day of his life, whether he would want to do what he was about to do for eight hours or even longer. If you pose this question and answer in the negative for too many days in a row, you know it’s time to make some significant changes.

We at NYSL Promotions also believe in the value of asking what your unique strengths are, because it can lead to figuring out what your greatest passion is. You might learn that your strong points are being wasted in your current position, and that will set you on the path to greater fulfillment both personally and professionally.

It’s also helpful to ask if you have set clear priorities for the day, and then to follow up in the evening by asking what kind of progress you made. If you don’t carefully monitor your objectives and the progress you make toward realizing them, you will likely spin your wheels day after day and fall short in the long run.

These questions will help you accelerate your career, and our NYSL Promotions leaders hope you will think long and hard before answering them.