Finding Peace with Yourself and Your Career
You can find a lot of people today who are dissatisfied with themselves and with what they do, and they always look at others and feel bad about themselves. This is one reason why depression sets in some people’s minds; they want to be like the other person who has found success in this life. In truth, you have the ability to be satisfied with yourself and what you do. But this is not easy. It is determination that will help you attain what you want for yourself and the job or career that you want to pursue. If you believe that you have this ability, then you will slowly be able to do it. If small progresses will make you really satisfied, then you are in the situation where you really want to be. Determination and the right mindset can bring you there.
There is nobody else who can tell you where to go but you. There will be many people who will give you the wrong advice but don’t listen so you don’t have to be discouraged. Ask yourself questions on what you really want to see yourself doing each day and search for opportunities to do so. There must be a certain career or field that you want to be in; find ways of getting in. Don’t jump to heights immediately. You need to start at a low job but if you have the job then you simply need to climb up a ladder to be where you want to be.Just make sure to be open to starting low and slowly climbing up the ladder to where you want to be. Look at it as small steps to achieving what you desire.
If you want to have direction in your life and career, you need to plan. Planning includes listing things you need to accomplish daily. In you to-do list you can have fun activities and more serious activities like estate planning, for example. Perhaps you are thinking that estate plan is not really that important today. You will still have to do this sometime later; there is nothing wrong with doing it now. This is an important matter.
In your to-do list make sure that the top items are priority items. Learn to determine which are priority tasks and which are not. This will enable you to do important things first. When priority tasks are accomplished you get great inner satisfaction since these are high priority obligations. Stress is relieved when the task is done. Immediately start looking for a new job if it is top priority.
Spend time alone to reflect on what transpired through the day, what went on in your mind, what responsibilities you were able to take care and what needs to be followed up; think about people and your relationships with them, etc. this is a good habit to develop especially in times when you are down.