Be ware of the “3 W’s”: Wanting, Waiting & Wondering.
Wanting: Our job is to meet our needs without alteration or altercation. That being said, if we are in a state of wanting, then we are not engaged in the creative development of that desire. It is far more “actual” to choose something then want it. When we are “in want,” then we are separated from doing, while when we choose something we are doing it!
Waiting: Don’t ever wait! When we wait, we are stagnant and so, again, separated from the doing. And it is only through doing that things become manifest. Doing occurs in three ways: how we think about something, what we say about it and how we behave in regards to it. Thus, if you feel you have exhausted all your behavioral choices like updating your resume, doing follow-up letters and the like, then challenge your thinking to stay hopeful and positive.
- Wondering: When I ask my clients about their career dreams, they inevitable embark on a long-winded query about whether they should or shouldn’t be doing their current job and career choice. I then have to remind them that whether they should or shouldn’t do something has nothing to do with a sort of deeper meaning unbeknownst to them. Their potential career choices are limitless and that choice is up to them; all they have to do is choose it.
The process of uncovering which career choices best suit us begins with understanding the skills we have and which ones we want to highlight.