Is there a goal you are trying to reach, but do not know how to make it happen? Is there a transition you would like to complete, but are unsure of the pathway to get there? Is there a change you want to make, but unanswered questions are getting in your way?
Well, you are not alone.
As human beings, in most instances, we are loners. We prefer to do things our way, ourselves. As a result, we handle most of our career difficulties alone. Maybe it's because we are embarrassed or believe we are weak. Usually we tackle tough situations without asking for help until we realize that going it alone is unproductive. Then, we request assistance.
But, why does it have to take this long? You can reach your career goals quicker if you'd like. How? By swallowing your pride. (Yes, this is a good thing.)
So, How Can Swallowing Your Pride Help You Get What You Want In Your Career? Here's A Few Ways:
1. It Will Give You Strength
Once you are not afraid to be vulnerable, and let people know that you require assistance, your true self can emerge. You can be you, and this is empowering. You can let people in and they can let you in too. (You will bond and form a connection.) It takes courage to say "I need help." You have the strength, I know you do.
2. It Will Give You Focus
Once you know what you don't want, you can concentrate on what you do want. Ask yourself "What result do I really want?" and "How can I get there?" Don't worry about why it won't turn out the way you want. Focus on why it will.
3. It Will Give You Purpose
Once you are focused, write down what you want. Look at it everyday. This will inspire you and give you a reason to jump out of bed everyday. Purpose is what most people crave. We are empty and we want something to fill us up. It's not the coffee, cigarettes, or piece of pie that will make you feel better. Internal drive is what's missing.
4. It Will Get You Into Action
Once the truth is out that you need help, you do not have to hide it anymore. You can concentrate on tackling the problem at hand. You can put a plan together. You can start making phone calls and sending e-mail requesting what you need to solve your career dilemma. You can address what is not working in your career.
5. It Will Help You Reach Your Goal
Once you start moving forward, the results will appear. Consistent action over time (with others) is how we reach our goals. Yes, reaching your goals alone may be safer, but an endeavor that will take more time and effort in the long run. There are people out there who want to help you succeed. All you have to do is ask.
So what do you say? You only have one life to live so it might as well be a life you love.