Can we all find an inspiring career which makes us feel happy and fulfilled?
We all want a career we love but often lack the ability to find the job that inspires us the most. In fact, many people I speak to say they would change career tomorrow if they could but have no idea what motivates them or what they could do. I then wonder, where has their positivity gone? Where has their childlike curiosity disappeared to? Do they really have no idea about what motivates them?
The reality is that our positivity and curiosity does not disappear but instead becomes buried deeply under a sea of everyday thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, the world and the future. These have formed through past experiences, knowledge and predictions for what might happen.
‘I am not good enough’
‘If it goes wrong it will be my fault’
‘They will think I’m crazy’
It is these negative thoughts that are pushing your positive thoughts under the surface and preventing you from being open to opportunity and fulfilment.
So, how do we allow our positive and curious thoughts to resurface? Well, if you bear with me for a moment and use your imagination to work through the following instructions, I will attempt to help you…
First, pack the interfering everyday thoughts into an old suitcase and secure the case (you can unpack them later if they mean that much to you!).
Your positive and creative thoughts now have room to resurface, retrieve these and pack them into a new suitcase. Use these questions to help your thinking:
What jobs would you like to try for a week?
If all jobs were paid the same, what would you do?
What are the three things you feel most passionate about?
Great! You now have two suitcases, one with new inspired thoughts, the other with old everyday thoughts.
Now imagine both these cases are on an airport conveyor belt. They will pass you once and you must choose just one of them to take home and continue filling, the other will be left behind. Which case are you going to keep, the case of positive ideas and thoughts or the case of old everyday thoughts?
Quick, they are passing you…this is your chance…GRAB ONE NOW!
I am sure you are now getting the point!
Remember, you know yourself better than anyone else. If you actively seek out the thoughts and ideas that will give you the best chance of finding an inspiring career, you will find happiness and fulfilment.
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY AND INSPIRED NEW YEAR!