When my clients first come to me they feel lost and stuck around their career. They have a fairly good idea of what they don’t want to be doing (usually their current jobs), but they have a big question mark around what would be a better fit. What would feel less heavy and more ‘them’?
Through my coaching process we work together to figure out what my clients really want to do with their careers, and I can always tell when we’ve hit on something good because the energy and enthusiasm in their voices is unmistakable.
It’s a huge deal to go from feeling completely lost about career direction to knowing, ‘Aha!, that’s the destination I want to work for’.
And it’s also the beginning of a much longer journey.
To my clients with big dreams and to those of you in my audience who are going after things that sometimes feel crazy, impossible, or overwhelming, today I want to encourage you to hang in there and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Dreams don’t usually come true overnight. They are the result of persistent action day after day after day.
So be persistent. Keep going for your dreams. Do one small thing in service of them today. And be sure to ask for help when you get stuck.
One of my all-time favorite quotes is from Anne Lamott. She writes, “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.”
Do you have a big dream? What is it? How can we help you reach it? Leave a comment below!