Battle Against Your Beliefs

Written by coachingforcareers  |  21. January 2003

Having trouble getting what you want in your career these days? Has your negative thinking got you believing that things will never get better? Are you downplaying the role of positive thinking? Your thoughts and beliefs about your present situation is the link to why you are where you are. If you believe that you cannot land a new job, or find the resources to alleviate your present workload, then guess what, you will remain stuck and unhappy. If you believe it is impossible for your career to improve, then your beliefs will make the impossibility a reality. So How Do You Battle Against Your Beliefs And The Beliefs Of The People Around You? 1. Remember Your Accomplishments You can stand by and watch as negative thoughts become negative results, or you can give yourself a fair chance. It's ok to recognize that your plans might not work out precisely as you'd like, but don't forget all you have going for you, and everything you have accomplished up to this point in your career. 2. Do Something Different Can you honestly say that you have turned over every stone in pursuit of what you want, or are you doing the same things over and over again expecting a different result? Shake things up, try new approaches, and watch your career take a turn for the better. 3. Create A Game Plan Put a plan in place and stick to it! You are not unmotivated, lazy, or a procrastinator, you just lack direction. The place to start is the beginning. Having a plan, with all your steps mapped out, will get you moving again. 4. Stay Positive We all get negative thoughts sometimes. So, you need to be armed with something upbeat to put in its place. Write down positive affirmations and look at them everyday. When you question your abilities, or your beliefs turn sour, use your list to lift your spirits, and return you to a more positive space. 5. Stop Watching The News Yes, you need to know what is going on in the world, but listening to how bad the economy is on a daily basis will only keep you worried and frightened. Read books and stories about people who have battled uncertainty and come out ahead. Find people who have accomplished what you are trying to achieve, and ask them how they did it. Use examples of people who inspire you to find your way. 6. Believe That It Will Work Out I've said this many times and I will say it again. When things are tough, look to the future. You have a bright one ahead. Don't let today keep you from becoming who you want to be tomorrow. Counter your negative thoughts with your will to succeed. So what do you say? You only have one life to live so it might as well be a life you love!

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