Are you on a mission to find work that makes you feel a certain way? Something you can’t quite define or express? I’m here to tell you that it is possible! Listen in and glean some insight into how you can better understand what it is you are looking for.
Career wisdom often takes time to develop.
We have to go through a period of trial and error to come to an understanding of what it is we really want out of our career.
Unfortunately, most of us have been conditioned to take the advice of those around us, sometimes giving it more consideration than we give our own perspective.
The problem with making decisions based on the opinions of others is that others’ perspectives are based on their own life experiences and choices.
Other people do not have your skill set, your life experience, your values or your desires.
Therefore, they are not qualified to decide for you.
Putting too much stock in the perspectives of others can lead to situations where we are simply not happy because we are not living by our own set of values.
Coming into alignment with yourself is the opposite of being in burnout.
It’s what happens when you finally decide to make decisions based on what is right for you, and not what other people think.
So how do you know when you have come into alignment with yourself? (I call it finding your own internal groove).
You know it when you aren’t concerned that someone close to you (or maybe even not so close to you) thinks your choices are weird.
You start to develop a “felt sense” of harmony with your true self.
This is not easy to define, but it is easy to know when you feel it.
Once you know what it feels like to act from your own convictions and values, you can begin to use that feeling as a compass for all your decisions.
You no longer have to fight to do what you’re “supposed” to do.
This feeling becomes the magic sauce that frees up more energy for you to enjoy doing the things that bring you real fulfillment.
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