Paint a Positive Picture to Realize Your Dream Career

You can be the person you want to be.  You know you can!  You’ve been told.  You’ve read all the books on the subject … you can quote the authorities verbatim!  You sincerely believe you can do it!  You’ve seen it happen to others … you know it does happen … and yet for some reason maybe it hasn’t happened to you.

Perhaps the canvas on which you were going to paint that lovely image of the “real you” remains black except for a few squiggles which wander off in too many directions.

What could have happened to the exciting careerscape you looked at as you carefully chose the brushes and colors you would use?

Could it be that you forgot one important ingredient when you were mixing those vibrant colors?  Could it be that the missing ingredient is commitment?

Commitment – the will to learn through training and practice – the will to work with a definite direction in mind, with goals along the way to give your careerscape depth and form as you work – to let you see it develop the dimensions you envisioned when you invested those hours in choosing how you would paint.

You’ve most likely heard, “There are three kinds of people in the world:  those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who have no idea what happened.”

If you were the latter, you would probably not be reading this, but perhaps you are among those who watch things happen when you would very much like to be among those who make things happen.

Those who make things happen are those with a commitment.  They dream, yes, but they are committed to making their dreams come true.  The colors on their canvas give meaning to their lives.

Believe it or not, these people are painting by number although the numbers may be visible only to them.  The canvas on which they paint is never black for them.  Their careerscape takes definite form as they work, from number to number, from one goal to the next goal.  They accept the challenge of producing the results they desire, put commitment to their desire and paint the careerscape that gives greater meaning to their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

They set a goal toward one achievement.  Upon reaching that first goal, perhaps a small one, they set another and another, and a time limit within which to reach each success step.

When you make things happen, although they may be small in your eyes, the satisfaction of making them happen instills confidence and enthusiasm which carry you forward to greater achievements!

If your careerscape seems to have become a hodge-podge of meaningless squiggles, why not give it form and perspective by carefully using numbers to paint by, numbers which are goals to work toward?


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