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Keep Moving No Matter What

Written by coachingforcareers  |  07. May 2004

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 a difference. 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 Steps Below: 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 already. 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 move on. 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 information anymore. 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 info@surpassyourdreams.com or call (631) 874-2877.

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