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What do you want?

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11 Jan 2016
I asked my two year old daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up and she instantly replied “A pink fairy”. It initially made me laugh as I thought about how many times her response would change as she grows up. But the great thing was that at such a young age and with no hesitation she has an idea of what she wants to be.

A lot of people live their lives having no clue about what they want from life, let alone their careers or relationships. There is a powerful scene from the movie The Notebook where Noah asked Allie “What do you want. Would you stop thinking about what everyone wants? Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do YOU want? What do you WANT?" For those of you that haven’t seen the movie you can find the clip here.

In my line of work I interview hundreds of people a year and the most important questions I ask in order for me to be able to help them are “What are you looking for?” and “What’s your long term goal?” You would be surprised on how many people do not have an answer to these questions and are willing to play roulette with their careers and hope the next move works out.

In order to achieve what you want from your career you need a long term vision and set goals that will get you there. Without them you will float aimlessly from one job to another with little job satisfaction.

How many of you get knots in your stomach on the dreaded Monday morning commute to work? Or even worse it starts encroaching on your weekend and ruining your Sunday evenings?

This is down to doing a role that ultimately you feel unfulfilled in. In life there is Pain and Pleasure or Push and Pull factors. As human being we can only push ourselves to do something and endure pain providing the pull/pleasure is greater.

If you’re reading this and identified that going to work is currently painful, then do yourself a favour and spend this weekend setting career goals. Have a long term vision in place that will pull you along and get you the career you deserve, not the job you never wanted.

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