A new direction
One main assumption at this blog, is that in order to chart a new career path you will need to get to know yourself better than you have before. This additional insight will then serve as the GPS signal that guides you towards a new destination.
Taking a trip can be a precarious experience; there is no guarantee that you will arrive safely or at all. Your odds of success improve remarkably, however, if are able to decide where you would like to attempt to go in the first place.
One way to work towards this greater self-understanding is to ask people you know how they would describe your strengths or core characteristics. Prepare to be surprised. While it is true that many times other people will not understand you, on occasion a friend may clearly see something significant you fail to perceive in yourself.
It may be something positive that could launch you in a new direction. At the same time, it could be something that amounts to unnecessary baggage in your life – something that is holding you back from fulfilling your potential.
You may discover that you have problems with your brain. The old grey matter has a way of feeding us negative messages about ourselves that are not true. A nasty comment was made way back in your childhood, and your brain just plays it over and over and over again – for the next twenty years.
Clearly identifying a marketable skill may allow you to step on the gas, as it were, and move towards a tangible career goal. At the same time, getting rid of the inner baggage in your life could amount to taking both of your feet off of the brake.
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