Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What Gets You Out of Bed in the Morning?

I have been been working in Corporate world for over 20 years and what I have learnt over the years through research and when asking people why they studied what they did and what they dream about doing with their lives are usually two very different things. It concerned me greatly and still does every single day, that people are led into a society which does not encourage passions to be explored, but rather to conform to the requirements of a rather limited choice.

Some don't know what they would do and others are studying and have studied what they have been told to study, in order to make a living, raise a family and have a decent retirement. So, most of us go through life, saving for retirement and seeing work as just that "work" and not something that could be enjoyed immensely while offering a specific benefit to society purely by using our unique talents and gifts.

A lot of people have not had the benefit of career guidance or a discussion on what it is they really love to do and where they feel they could add value to society by doing what it is they are innately best at.

If some of you did become what you dreamed you would, then you are one of the lucky ones. For those who didn't...spend a few minutes considering the reasons. What were those reasons. It could have been financial, family influence, or just not knowing how to get there on your own. It could be many things.

Our beliefs and approach to careers create barriers to human potential, tapping into your potential through your passion leads to continuous happiness and living in the present moment. Enjoying every day instead of the "dread" of going to work each morning.

When your life is transformed at a deep level there is a subtle, yet instantaneous transformation taking place.
Being able to make better decisions by thoroughly understanding the underlying reasons for choosing the career and study, or further study. Explore current ideas, perceptions, industries and how to envision, develop and progress in a new or altered career direction. Empowering yourself with the tools that will assist you most effectively for success in today's world.

We spend anything from 8-14 hours or more per day at work, everyday of our lives except perhaps weekends. Disliking your work can be very demotivating and adds ongoing pressure and stress.

It does take time and loads of courage to try and make a change of career, looking for a job is a job in itself but it is worth it!

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