[This is an Occupational Adventure Blast from the Past!]
"I wonder..." Two little words that can change your life.
When you look at the future, try taking a view of wonder and curiosity.
I wonder how I could.
When you catch yourself saying, "I can't," replace it with, I wonder how I could.
I wonder what would happen if...
Life is chock full of the potential for experimentation. Take the mad scientist approach to your career. Try something and see what happens. Learn from it and apply that knowledge to your path. Approaching a step with curiosity removes the huge burden of "must...have...success."
I wonder what I could do.
Feeling stuck? So often we get in the rut of feeling like our options are only black and white. Let yourself explore the full spectrum of possibilities in between. This relates to my favorite theme - baby steps!
I wonder who else has done this. I wonder how they did it.
It might feel like you're adrift at sea, navigating waters that have never been charted, but the reality is there are others who have been there (or at least someplace similar) before. Look for them. Learn from them.
I wonder how I'm getting in my way.
If there's one thing I've learned, it's that the majority of obstacles people face (myself included!) are located between their ears. A sense of curiosity about how you might be getting in your own way opens the door to exploration and growth without self-criticism.
What else could you wonder about to move you forward? Would love to see your ideas here.
Time for a career change? Launch it with...
The Occupational Adventure Guide:
A Travel Guide to the Career of Your Dreams
by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst