Whether trying to make youthful career choices or find greater fulfillment later in life, the process to success is accessible to everyone. Learning how to recognize and trust the “answers” that are always inside of us and the letting go of the fears and traps that block our way is one of life’s greatest opportunities to find happiness.
We really do create our own lives through our thoughts. This is not woo woo mumbo jumbo; it is quite logical. We have a thought. If we have it often enough, it becomes a belief. Everyone takes action based on his or her beliefs. And the action that we take in life absolutely affects the results. There are plenty of plumbers that should have been electricians and plenty of stockbrokers that should have been booksellers. In other words, there is no shortage of people living unlived lives, most of who headed down the “wrong” path for all of the “right” reasons.
Since we all start out as infants we do have a little “help” in the anchoring and patterning of these thoughts and beliefs that often lead us astray. All humans deal with a phenomenon called Competing Commitments that often confuses our ability to move forward, especially when it comes to embarking on a career. In order to unwind these patterns, we need to change not only the actions, but the motivations, beliefs and thoughts behind them.
So what is success for you? What is enough, for you, then?
Ours is a culture based on scarcity and the belief that there is not enough to go around. Our financial system is founded on that belief. Abundance is simply the flipside of the same coin, another measure of HAVING. Often we base career choices on these cultural influences. But sufficiency, deep success is a way of BEING, on the inside. It is a knowing that in this moment . . . YOU ARE ENOUGH. You have enough – time, money, love, and energy. It is a choice and completely within your control. At all times.
My clients often ask:
- How can I find joy in my everyday life?
- My family says that I should go to art school, but I really want to be an astronaut. What can I do?
- Everyone in my family was a doctor and I am expected to follow in their footsteps. I already have 3 years of medical school under my belt, but I hate it. What now?
- I have to take care of my family, but I am so depressed by my job. I feel trapped. What can I do?
- I am really good at a lot of things, but none of them make me happy.
Coaching with Sympatico helps:
- Discover a reliable way to explore options and make choices.
- Clarify the difference between good ideas and those that take your breath away.
- Embark on profoundly meaningful paths that bring joy and radiance to even the smallest of moments.