What words would you use to describe your career these days? Uncertainty,
fear, frustration? All very normal words for our very un-normal times.
Sometimes when we are working very hard in our careers we don't want to keep
moving. We are tired, discouraged, and do not believe our actions will make
Your actions do make a difference. Meaningful career goals are rarely
achieved from a one time effort, but from consistent efforts over time. The
small steps do matter and are critical to reaching your goals.
So What Do You Do When You Don't Feel Like Moving Anymore? Follow These
1. Acknowledge Your Feelings
Are you worried about your future? Maybe even a bit scared? Don't suppress
these feelings. Acknowledge them, work through them, and this is how they
will go away. What you resist, persists, so stop resisting your feelings
2. Let Go Of Guilt
Made mistakes in your career? Have a few regrets? Feeling guilty about
something that no one around you remembers anymore? Who doesn't have things
they would like to do over? We know in our heads that life is filled with
lessons, but in our hearts we wish we were not the ones learning them.
Mistakes build resilience. And if you are worried that you will make another
mistake, you can stop worrying, because you will make other mistakes. It's
not what you did, but what you are doing now. Let go of guilt so you can
3. Admit That You Have Stopped Moving
You cannot start moving again until you admit that you have stopped. Going
through the motions does not count as action. Tell the truth. Admit that you
have secretly given up. You will feel better and you won't have to hide this
4. Get Back Into Action
What do you want in your career? Get it on paper in the form of a goal.
Break your goal into steps. Prioritize what needs to get done and get
moving. Just because you have not succeeded yet, does not mean you will not
succeed this time. The past does not have to determine the future. You can
reach your goals simply because you promised yourself you would.
5. Stop Being A Lone Ranger
Life is not about reaching our goals alone. It is about working with others
to rise above our individual weaknesses. Asking for help takes courage. The
strength to ask is within you. Let people in. Let them help you. Leave your
skepticism behind. (It's getting in your way.) Go after what you want with
the right people beside you to help.
So what do you say! You only have one life to live so it might as well be a
life you love.
Deborah Brown-Volkman is the President of Surpass Your Dreams, Inc. a career
and mentor coaching company that has been delivering a message of
motivation, success, and personal fulfillment since 1998. We work with
Senior Executives, Vice Presidents, and Managers, who are out of work or
overworked, and Coaches who want to build profitable coaching practices.
Deborah is also the author of "Coach Yourself To A New Career: A Book To
Discover Your Ultimate Profession," a book that can be found on amazon.com.
To Learn More Visit: http://www.surpassyourdreams.com, send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (631) 874-2877.