Aspiration is about an urging for something higher, setting yourself a noble goal and looking towards the future with a measure of courage, anticipation and striving to achieve. It is about accepting the call to serve humanity in a higher role. But why is aspiration an important employee asset?
Aspiration gets you up in the morning, aspiration inspires hope. Aspiration does not dismiss reality, but seeks a way to positively influence it. The poorest person is really the one who will not change his fate if he could. One may accept a job as his lot in life and do no more than is required. However, one can also consider their job as an opportunity for growth and a starting point from which greatness will come forth. No doubt you have seen employees build careers from humble jobs while others have remained in the same spot years later. The difference between two people given the same opportunity is no more than the rule of aspiration.
Goethe put it this way, “If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain who he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” Perhaps it is time to think of the way you treat yourself. Do you think of yourself as you are or do you think of yourself as you could be?