When you Snooze, your Lose, Did you Hear Your Wake Up Call?

Have you set a goal and given yourself enough time to achieve it and then, snoozed through without success?

How often does it happen?

Today’s your wake up call!

Time to shake up your life and notice so you stop continuing the pattern.

Yes, there could be circumstances beyond your control.  Other priorities that put your goal on the back burner, and you decide.

Is there a barrier that’s holding you back from achieving your goals?  The personal ones impact your career and many times your career is affected because you aren’t happy with where you are in your life.

When I create goals, I write them in my calendar as weekly items.  Just like setting up a running calendar when you’re preparing for a marathon.  Here’s more about running your life like a marathon.

I was preparing for a marathon and heard about the wall or barrier many share stories about.  I didn’t think the barrier would be that confronting since I wasn’t a hard core runner or running an elite pace.  But facing my own limitation or wall was more difficult than I imagined, and I hit it hard.

The training that led up to the marathon was on schedule.  I had the sleep that was needed and trained in many settings so I was prepared.  I hit my wall at mile 20.  It felt like I had lead boots on.  I couldn’t pick my feet up.  My time was slower than I wanted and I had to accept it in order to continue to move.  In a marathon, when you stop, you’re not going to continue, it’s too difficult.

Yes, I did finish but it was painful.  It wasn’t the time I wanted. I’ve hit my own wall and wake up each time.

After the event, do you set a goal for a shorter distance or stick to goals you know you can achieve?

When you want something in your life to change, it takes changing your current habits.

When you hear it’s about changing habits, “everything is about changing habits.”  From the simplest exercise to the bigger goals of making lifestyle or career changes.  They all come at a cost.  Change and discomfort are the price.

There are over 400,000 people that stopped looking for jobs based on recent U.S. employment statistics.  They simply gave up because it was too difficult to look for a job.  It’s about deciding to change.

Are you ready to make the changes you have to?  Actually, change isn’t even an option any longer, to achieve what you want, you have to do what you don’t want to.  Going on interviews for the experience is required so when the job you want is interviewing, you have rehearsed the compelling answers to the interview questions.

Have you come to the conclusion the job you want isn’t out there or isn’t available? It is definitely available.  You have to create the solution that’s required so you can fill the change shoes to contribute to the results of the company.   The more exposure you have to deciding what you want and creating the visibility of how you fit is when you’ll achieve your goal and get the job.

For those who have taken themselves out of the job market, whether they feel they don’t have the skills or don’t want to upgrade their skills, they remain on the fringe.  I’m not saying you can’t change, everyone can change.  It’s how you see yourself and when you can see there’s an opportunity for you, you decide what you’re willing to do or take on to see your next step.  Is it an overnight change or success, usually not, it takes time and effort.

Are you in?

That’s why when you choose to make the effort, you are closer with each step you take.  For without the steps, you were not even in consideration.

When you set S.M.A.R.T. goals, S(Specific). M(Measurable). A(Attainable). R(Relevant). T(Time), you choose what is possible.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a personal goal which will impact your life and career, or a professional goal which will impact your personal life.  You win either way.  The goal improves all aspects of your life.  For example, if you want to improve your health, your eating habits or exercise habits will improve your health.  You’ll feel better about your job with increased energy, stamina or happiness level.  If your choice is to change your job, you can have a new level of enthusiasm and excitement about a new project or new management that contributes to an increased feeling of your worth, and recognition for your contributions.

Change is S.M.A.R.T.  It’s the day to day steps closer to what you see is required.  When you have blinders on, you won’t be able to see what’s necessary.

Learn how to respond to your wake up call or climb your own wall and get through the barrier that’s holding you back, contact Karen@kscopefocus.com or take the https://empowermequiz.com today.

 

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