I recently had a conversation with a friend who in the last 5 years lost her career direction due to things outside of her control. Because she has many interests, she fears that by choosing a direction she’ll lose out on exciting opportunities… And so now she is waiting for some sign or assurance to pick the right one. Who hasn’t felt this way?
While we all would like some assurance we are going in the right direction, the problem is that it can get pretty paralyzing: waiting for the “right choice” to show itself and make itself known. If you struggle with this, here are some words of encouragement to help you get moving
1) There is no Perfect Choice. The idea of a “right” choice can lead to stagnation. Cultivating a mindset of going with the best choice for you now will help free you up. Believe it or not, there is more than one choice out there that will help your life unfold in a good direction.
2) Beware “the road not taken.” I’ve heard from some clients that if they choose something and don’t like it, they’ve wasted their time. Ever imagine the “road not taken” and picture THAT choice having gone better (with fairy dust and golden light)? But that’s all in your head! Valuable lessons are learned whichever path you take.
3) You unlock magic when you pick a direction and stay the course for a while. You never know what the seeds you are planting now will look like when they break through the soil. When you learn to stay and keep pursuing your plan, beautiful things occur: opportunities and possibilities emerge you could not have predicted, and confidence in yourself grows.
4) Wherever you go, you take yourself along. All our interests, passions, personality traits, and strengths go with us when we choose a course of action. And they help mold it. 5 people may all set out to become graphic designers or gardeners. But 5 entirely different results may occur due to connections made along the way, saying yes to different opportunities, engaging different strengths, and following different values.
So remember, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: Pick a direction and get into action. There is magic out there, but you have to get into action to unleash it.
If you feel inspired and are ready to get moving, give me a call for a free consultation.
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