This is a
message of hope to all those who have long ago stopped dreaming. Dreaming
about a better life. A happier day filled with activities that are satisfying.
Feeling like you’re making a difference in the world. Even in a
you could hold those dreams close again, dust them off and let them once
again fill you with the excitement of what might be possible. Imagine
a future in which you could make those dreams, those aspirations, come
true in some fashion.
never too late to hold hope in your heart and mind. As long as you breathe,
you can change your circumstances. The act of bringing forward forgotten
aspirations and yearnings can prompt renewal and a sense of reconnecting
with your real self. Opening that portal can lead to reconsiderations,
epiphanies, and fresh thoughts. And, in a word, hope.
often thrilled by the seeming coincidence and interconnectedness of wanting
something to happen, and filled with a sense of awe and gratitude when
it does. Is there actually a connection? Well, I can’t prove it,
but since it’s happened to me so often, I’ve learned to steer
the conversation in my mind towards my wants and desires. And away from
anxiety producing negative self-talk.
So, how does
this apply to your career? Simple. Moving ahead in your career is a direct
result of two factors: motivation and skill development.
two factors, motivation is the mother lode. The intensity of your motivation,
your burning determination, your keen desire and your willingness to do
what it takes is what brings your career dreams to fruition.
If you focus
instead on your fears, you chase away the positive momentum you need to
make a change. And you attract more of what you don’t want, that
which is keeping you stalled in one place, in a rut.
This is not
rocket science. If you want to bring new beginnings into your life, you
need to create the space and welcoming atmosphere for new ideas to flourish.
Hope is a powerful lever to open new career doors. Hope lights the way
to kindling your motivation. So start with hope, even if you don’t
know what your next career move should be.
off the TV, unplug from your iPod, and spend time with a good friend,
one who will support you as you start to explore your career dreams. Don’t
know what your career dreams are? There are career coaches and counselors
that can guide you on this quest.
these questions as 2007 unfolds:
are your career dreams?
- How can
you build your hope?
- If you
felt buoyed by hope, what would you do next?
- Who can
you partner with to help you feel understood, motivated and focused?
incremental steps can you take?
got a brand new year ahead. Be bold. Think big. Dream big.