Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Creed to Live By (by Nancy Simms)

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

Don’t let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn to be brave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love. The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly;and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don’t dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Career Myth 6-Ignore your career dissatisfaction

Oh my!!!! If only this really worked. It does work at first, but in the long run, trust me, it really doesn’t. When you initially start questioning your career, it’s easy to push aside the random thoughts and pretending they don’t really exist. You know what I mean, the “what if’s” and the long list of regrets. Over time these random thoughts become real nagging thoughts. You start to find yourself day-dreaming about your options. You start building a list of reasons to ignore your growing dissatisfaction i.e “I’m too old”, “I don’t want to take a pay cut”, “I don’t want to return to study” etc etc etc.

With clients who are going through the same thing I work on identifying and confronting the fears; finding out whether the fear is real or just an excuse not to do anything and stay in ones comfort zone. Sometimes the fear of change remains but with a different intensity and there grows a greater commitment to living the life the client really wants to live, than to feeling the fear.

So this is the last of my career myths post. I hope if you are at a cross-roads in your career at this moment, you would have found a myth you might have been hanging onto, that you now realise is not enabling you. Now you know that it is really just a myth, what are you waiting for? Go for it and make the change!

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