Building A Career Of Choice

Written by John Hoover

Let's face it, most career choices are not choices at all, but people held hostage by paychecks. Most of us fall into a job; followed by a paycheck, and then become immobilized into taking any pro-active moves toward something we really love doing. How much sense does this make? We don't marry on these terms. We don't select friends on these terms. But we do spend eight, ten, twelve hours a day in work we have no passion for and a future we aren't particularly interested in cultivating. Perhaps now isrepparttar time to change all that.

It doesn't matter whether you are looking for employment or self-employmentrepparttar 101989 guidelines for locating your career purpose arerepparttar 101990 same. It takes a bit of courage and self-evaluation, all of which can be difficult but will also free you to find your true career of choice.

Passion and Practicality

To be an adult you must be practical. That is what we are taught. To be practical we must do what makes sense to those around us, rather than what feels right within us. Trouble is, that might make some of those around us happy, but it makes us miserable. And that is not practical. Passion is that burst of internal thrill that propels you effortlessly towardrepparttar 101991 work of realization. Passion is coupled with belief, hope, and faith; and can do more than move mountains; it can give your life purpose.

So set asiderepparttar 101992 practicality of those around you and begin looking at what really makes your own clock tick. Make a list of those things that you do in your off hours that make you smile. Look into your heart atrepparttar 101993 yearnings that have gone unmet. For all those activities is a means for creating a career.

The #1 Way to Overcome Procrastination

Written by Mary Anne Hahn

"Never handlerepparttar same piece of paper twice."

This oft-heard bit of advice kept swimming through my thoughts as I stared atrepparttar 101988 piece of paper in front of me, wondering what on earth to do with it. Not that this wasrepparttar 101989 first time I'd touched this particular piece of paper. Notrepparttar 101990 second, norrepparttar 101991 third. In fact, I'd tossed this sucker back into my in-bin several times duringrepparttar 101992 last two months.

The time had come to do something with it.

But what? I'd already asked my boss for clarification onrepparttar 101993 assignment--twice. And who knew how many minutes I'd spent, on and off, studying it, mulling over it, and feeling guilty about not doing anything with it. It had become my nemesis, this piece of paper. How could I make it disappear, once and for all? Why did I keep procrastinating on this one task?

That's when it hit me. Maybe I had at last asked myselfrepparttar 101994 right question. Instead of "what do I do with this?", perhapsrepparttar 101995 real question was "why am I *not* doing this?"

Intrigued by this new insight, I looked atrepparttar 101996 piece of paper again. Within seconds,repparttar 101997 answer came to me. I kept putting this task off because I simply didn't have enough information to complete it. And asking my boss for assistance hadn't helped because she wasn't a subject matter expert on this topic, either. But I did know someone who was, and I knew that person would be more than happy to help me.

I was finally on my way to making that piece of paper go away. Moreover, I'd learned a very important lesson on how to deal with procrastination inrepparttar 101998 process.

During my research on this topic, I discovered an article by Dr. Kent T. Yamauchi at Virginia Tech, in which he listed three main causes for procrastination: inadequacy, discomfort and perfectionism. On top of this,repparttar 101999 tendency to procrastinate something often increases exponentially with our desire to complete it; therefore,repparttar 102000 more importantrepparttar 102001 goal is to our feeling of success and well-being,repparttar 102002 more reasons we find to put off doing it.

So here we are, many of us, putting off returning to school, or writing that book, or starting our business, or whatever it is that we resolve year after year to do--but don't.

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