Monday, August 9, 2010

Career & Life 2.0: Either enjoy it - or don't do it ..

"When we find inspiration, we need to take action for ourselves and for our communities. Even if it means making a hard choice, or cutting out something and leaving it in your past." - Aaron Ralston

Yes you must stop at stop signs, pay your taxes and do other things that are just required for life, career and staying alive. They are required, and the consequences tough!

But then there are the other things that we do that we do not enjoy at all - sometimes out of habit, to escape embarrassment, perceived obligation or just maybe being a bit stubborn. In many cases, one doesn’t know why they do those things that they don’t enjoy – just do it, over and over again. That is one description of insanity – doing the same thing over and over again, in the same manner, and expecting different results!

You have the right to make choices and you should do so.
It is up to you to define what you want to do when you have a choice, and what you don’t want to do. No one can command you – the choice is yours. Situations like:
•Enjoy that party - or don't accept the invitation.
•On a volunteer committee that isn't fulfilling and meeting your need - leave it or don't join in the beginning.
•Believe in that particular charitable cause - or just don't contribute out of perceived obligation
•Not connected to your career - change it. You can do it. Million are doing so every year – sometimes 2 to 5 times in their career life. You are not stuck.
•Hate your job - change it. Why be miserable another day.
•In sales and hate cold-calling - then just don’t do it. Find another way of prospecting that meshes with your personality and style.
•In a relationship that you feel you just must continue but you don’t want to - end it. It is your choice.

The list can go on ...

Remember --- everything in life is a choice - make wise choices that maximize your happiness, provide a return to you and at the end of the day, what you enjoy. You deserve it. Go for it.

And thank you for reading this. - Dan

Dan Moran
President & Founder
Career Management & Transition Specialists
125 Wolf Road, Suite #128
Albany, NY 12205
Office: 518-261-4212
Cell: 518-641-8968
eFax: 586-279-4212

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