I was again struck by how our internal dialogue can keep us stuck in what it perceives to be certainty and security.
What has given me so much personal satisfaction in coaching my clients as they transition from their old job to a new career is watching their true selves re emerge after being suppressed for so long.
I see the light in their eyes,
I notice the change in their general demeanor.
Yes, they stand taller and prouder and walk with their heads held higher.
Were they apprehensive when they made that first decision to get out of the “holding pattern”? Yes, they were but they made a commitment and promise to themselves and did not accept second best.
They just knew there was much more for themselves and chased down their dreams.
Just in case you are procrastinating, vacillating and thinking of all those “cons” instead of focusing on the “pros”, I’d like to share with you the late Steve Job’s thoughts.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
1955-2011, Co-Founder of Apple Computer