Attracting Your Dream Job: Are You in Your Own Way

Too many people settle for mediocrity, they’re not interested at all in success in their work or life. These are the people who end up stuck in a rut and working in a spiritually and mentally unfulfilling job. Rather than going for success, or for what they really want to do, there is always some reason for why they cannot attain their dream career or life experience.

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
– Albert Einstein

Do any of these excuses sound familiar?

  • I’m too old to change
  • I don’t have the time
  • I’m not clever enough
  • I can’t afford to do what I really want to do
  • I will wait for an upturn in the economy

These excuses, and others like them, conveniently hide the real reason for inertia, the fear of change that holds all of us back at some point in life. It is easy to let this fear take over, letting it prevent you from fulfilling your innermost desires.

As with anything in life, if you want to overcome fear, break your goals into small, manageable tasks and take action on them one at a time. There is always a way to reach your goal, but the important factor is to know your destination before you set out on the road. Once you have that, everything else will fall into place.

If you truly know what you want from your career, yet you are not moving towards that goal, here are a few tips to help you on your way.

The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
– Muhammad Ali

Simple Strategies for Attracting Your Dream Job

    1. Learn by Example: Do you already know someone who is doing what you dream of, a person who will be willing to share some of their knowledge with you? Are there any role models, mentors, or coaches that you can learn from? Study what others have done and don’t be afraid to ask iquestions. Once you know what you want to achieve, you just need to plan the route!
    2. Seek Out Supportive People: Surround yourself with people who support your dream 100%. There is no harm in having somebody prepared to inject some realism, but there will always be naysayers who always seem to point out what can go wrong yet never point out what can go right.
    3. Break A Large Job Into Smaller Jobs: Keep your eye on the ultimate destination, but try to avoid taking on too many tasks at once. If you try to accomplish too much too quickly, you risk burning out and never getting there. Break down your dream goal into smaller, achievable aims and, with a simplified plan in place, you can slowly but surely chip away at the task.

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
– Vincent Van Gogh

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…continued in Ebook: Success in Work

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