Do you ever feel as though you’ve tried EVERYTHING to find fulfillment and meaning in your career, but nothing seems to work? Maybe you’ve spent years thinking about your career transition, but “something” keeps getting in your way. And now, you’ve become aware of this comfort zone that is slowly creeping up on you, creating a wall between you and your dreams. A wall that’s starting to feel like insurmountable fears and impossible ambitions.
So you start thinking maybe finding fulfillment, meaning and happiness in one’s career is just a dream. Well, I’m here to let you know that it’s not. I know you feel that ongoing tug that there’s something better out there for you, your own personal dream career. I know how easy it is to allow complacent thoughts to arise, talk us out of pursuing uncertain and unconventional paths.
Maybe next year, I’ll be ready.
That one’s been going on for a couple of years now …
Maybe when I’ll have enough money.
Have you made any plans to save money yet?
What if this is as good as it gets?
Hmm, well it definitely can’t get any better unless you do something different …
What if the dream career is impossible?
And, what if it’s not?!
When you let these thoughts take over, they become your false best friends. They make sure you stay in your comfort zone. They lull you into the belief that your current work situation will magically change when it’s meant to change, without requiring you to make a choice and take action. They make you believe that if your career was meant to be different then it would be. Things would naturally shift in the right direction to create the perfect situation for you – the perfect situation to find your dream career. These thoughts make you believe you should be able to do it all by yourself. It can feel lonely and quite hopeless.
I used to think that way too. I used to believe that everything that happened to me was completely out of my control. That I was just a puppet in this reality called life. That I could control neither my emotions, my reactions, nor my external situations. And, that I had to live my life the way everyone else seemed to be living theirs. I believed this until the day I read the quote: “Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.”
Sitting back and waiting for something new to happen when you’re doing nothing will only result in recreating the same pattern you’ve created up until now. Have your false best friends like negative self-talk, worry, or self-justification made a permanent home in your mind, keeping you from going after your dream? These negative thoughts think they know what’s best for you, but you are the one who needs to decide what’s best. Then, you can call on positive thoughts to support you. However, we need to train our minds to think positively – and in this case, a sidekick – a Career & Personal Development Coach can help.
So, if you’ve ever thought to yourself “is this it?” I invite you to choose to take action today so you can create the shift and change you’ve been yearning to experience in your life. I invite you to find purpose.
If you’re not sure how to create this positive shift in your life, you may find the answer in The Clarity Coaching Program. During this program, we’ll spend a whole session (1.5 hours) exploring what might be getting in your way and how you can start taking simple steps to start to genuinely believe in your dream.
Contact me today if you know your mindset could use a tuneup. We’ll discuss how to evict those false best friends getting in the way of you achieving your dreams. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the program and how it can help you discover what your heart truly desires.
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(This post was initially shared in March 2019)