If you’re like most people, you’ve probably experienced the sudden burst of motivation that comes in early January, as holiday indulgences make their way to the waistline and New Year’s resolutions force a new look at the figure we see in the mirror.
“This is the year,” so the resolution goes, “that I vow to lose ten pounds and keep it off.” Other common variations include goals to get back to one’s “true” weight, to fit into a size ten etc.
So did you make resolutions this year already? Will you stick to them? I hope you do because New Year’s resolutions are notoriously short-lived, if not completely forgotten by February.
If you haven’t make one, it’s never too late to get back on-board, and maybe you’ll find a gem or two in this article that will motivate or help you, especially if you resolved to get a better job this year.
With so many people unhappy in their jobs, along with lack of job security these days, it’s no wonder one of the top New Year resolutions is to find a new job.
So, how do you go about getting, if not your dream job, then at least a step up?
First, choose the right resolution for the right reasons, made with serious intent and deliberation. Set up your goal, the specific one, such as:
* What do you want from a new job? Security? A pay raise? More interaction with people?
* How will you feel when you have that perfect job?
* If more money was flowing in, what would you do with it?
* Would working with more people elevate your daily enthusiasm?
* What does your new job look like?
Make a list of anything and everything that comes to mind – it could be to help others or have a more flexible schedule. It could be working fewer hours for more pay (be specific!) or double the vacation time. Even if it sounds a little crazy and “out there”, just write it down! You’re never going to get what you want unless you ask.
Secondly, you’re clear on what you want, now imagine yourself in that job, having more responsibility, being more creative, or spending that extra cash. Tweak your vision a little as it becomes clear in your mind.
The key is to take your attention from any lack of money or any dislike of your current job and turn it toward success, abundance, and gratitude. Instead of complaining about your current job, be grateful because it’s paying your bills right now. So stop focusing on what you can’t afford and start giving thanks for what you can. Don’t get angry at a difficult co-worker; smile and be thankful you don’t have to live with them!
Thirdly, get more creative with your thinking. Ask yourself questions like – is there another solution besides getting another job, something that’s a little outside the box? Maybe your “new job” is self employment or a different position in the same company. Maybe the“more money” is extra income from a hobby or passion you already have.
You might already be in your perfect job but because you are so busy looking at the negatives, you have forgotten about the positives, so do open yourself to creative possibilities.
Once an opportunity comes your way, take action! When a job interview comes up, go, even if it doesn’t exactly match. You never know who you will meet or what insights you might gain. If a friend wants to talk to you about a business venture, check it out. If a hobby of yours could make some extra cash, get moving. When you start to move, your energy shifts, and the Universe responds, and sooner or later, you’ll be laughing about the amazing opportunities that present themselves.
The bottom line is: Get specific about what you want, imagine in detail how it feels to be in a job where you’ve got everything you want, turn your focus to all the positives in your current situation, and take action on everything that comes your way!