When Job-Seeking, Are You Driven by Fear or Desire?

Making the most of a Career Transition

There can be a chicken-little effect on job-seekers in today’s market.¬† It appears to depend again on how we look at it.

There are those who face a job loss and pretty quickly get on with the opportunity that the moment offers and then there are those who see it as an unfortunate loss, affecting their sense of self and remain for a time in grieving stages of sadness, depression and even anger.   So what makes the difference and how can those who might lean toward the latter position let go and move forward?  Perhaps we might even encourage them to shift their perception because that creates the determination that catapults them into positive action.

Recall the words of Franklin Roosevelt who said ” The only thing to fear is fear itself.”¬† Circumstances are things that happen to us but we don’t have to make them mean anything and¬†that’s where choice truly enters the picture.¬†¬†People who get right to the business of networking and researching to discover where the opportunities are usually fare¬†quite well in transition because they are motivated by positive forces and not given to fear.¬† Like most of us, they are not particularly happy about the reality of an involuntary job loss but they don’t spend too much time looking back; they get on with the next possibility.¬† Some even acknowledge the change as a blessing; they were not all that happy where they were anyway.

Fear truly is False Evidence Appearing Real; it holds us back and delays our happiness.¬† On the other hand, being driven by what we want and getting clear about that, puts us in charge of our own destiny—and¬†that’s exactly where we want to be!

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