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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tired of Working to Get Somewhere Only to Wonder Where You Got? Keep Your Eye on the Goal



Girl Having Worked Real Hard to Get Somewhere.... 

Now Wondering Where Exactly It Is She Got


Moving From Filled with Enthusiasm



To Filled with Doubt

What's a Girl to Do? 

You're that 'Go-Getter Girl' wanting to get somewhere putting your mark on the world and making a difference. So you go after it  and work really hard to get there. But after finally landing the position you wanted, here you are--again--feeling stuck--wondering where exactly you got. 

What's a girl to do?



Life is a Bumpy Ride filled with Obstacles

'If you're going through Hell...just keep going.Winston Churchill

This is the thing about life--it's a bumpy ride filled with obstacles. With life being what it is, sometimes our dreams collide with a reality that's a bit different than we imagined it. But as Winston Churchill once quipped, 'If you're going through Hell...just keep going.' We hone our problem-solving and communication skills each time we navigate difficulties. 

So what's a girl to do when she runs into difficulties?  Keep going. Take the next step. Buck up. Get back in there and figure out your options for moving forward.

Henry Ford noted, 'Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.' When you meet a moment of difficulty and self doubt, learn to interpret it as your cue to refocus your attention on your goals and away from the obstacles.

'Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.' Henry Ford 

Re-framing for Better Results: From Obstacles to Challenges

If you let them, obstacles will stop you in your tracks. But if you re-imagine obstacles as challenges you'll energize yourself to find your strength and smarts to step up to the challenge to stay on course and do better. Renaming obstacles as challenges puts your eyes back on your goals. 

Accept daily life challenges as the normal part of life that make you stronger and more competent each time you choose to problem-solve your way through them. 

Find ways to use your current challenges to move you further toward what you want--even if the message is 'I've had enough and it's time to move on to the next opportunity'.

Your patience and persistence in pursuing your goals will lead to pay-offs. Trust your inner strength and willingness to always take the next step to meet life challenges.

Trust me--you got this, Girl!

'If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.' Frank A. Clark




Keep Your Eye on the Goal

Forward Thinking: Imagining Your Life Ahead

💓 It's 5 years down the road and I'm still with this company: What made me stay? What does the job look like? What do the hours, pay and benefits look like? How does the job fit my lifestyle?

💔 It's 5 years down the road and I long ago left the company: What happened to make me move on? What was I dissatisfied with in the company? Hours? Pay? Benefits? Management Style? Lack of Advancement Opportunities? Poor job fit for my skills?

💓 It's 5 years down the road and I'm loving my work: What am I doing? Where am I doing it? How much money am I making? 

Current Thinking to Align with Your Goals 

💙 Why did I take my current job? How do/did I see it as a stepping stone for advancing? What's my 5 year plan?  

💚 What am I willing to do differently to make more money, utilize my talents better, or have more satisfaction in my work? Who can I ask for advice? 

💛 What have I learned in this job? What skills have I built or honed I can use to promote myself for my next position? How has this experience shown me I can handle whatever life throws me with grace and ease? How will I be strengthened by my experience with this job that will make me better for the next one?

💜 How can I make the best use of my time while I'm still in this job to help me move to a better position? Is there job training I can take advantage of? Can I ask to take on a job or project so I can learn something new? Can I use this time to self-study for a licensing exam to position me for more money or opportunity? Can I speak up about the type of training/instruction I need to better function in the job?


I love moving my life forward

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For more than 35 years, Susan Meyerott has been helping people lighten up and step over invisible barriers to change one step at a time. She speaks to your heart, puts you at ease, and makes letting go and moving forward with life easier than ever before.


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3 comments:

Molly H said...

Thank you, Su!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

You're welcome, Molly Girl! Keep on keeping on! You got this!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

And this response from Royce:

“If you find a path with no obstacles,
it is too well traveled and leads to an empty hole.
If you bushwhack your own path,
your real present will discover you"