“The days blur into one, and the backs of my eyes hum with the things I’ve never done.” –Radical Face
The term “radical” can raise our antennae and suspicions.
It carries the energy of dramatic shift, and implies extremes.
Yet, the idea of extremities is only the word’s secondary definition.
The primary definition is about going to the root of something, a fundamental shift.
Radical Forgiveness, Radical Happiness, Radical Restarts…all imply a going deeper than the surface norm by getting to the core of the thing itself.
To impact the drift of life often requires a radical wake-up, because it’s just too easy to stick to the norm.
You hear of folks who took on whole new ways of living after sudden health scares, near-death experiences, etc.
The question is: do we need to wait for such an external wake-up?
I like the idea of fomenting a crisis proactively, meaning self-inflicting the urgency for shift before the shift hits the fan.
What if you knew (or could make yourself believe) that your body was about to give out next week for lack of care?
How would your diet, fitness and sleep program look this week?
What if you knew (or could make yourself believe) that this job you’ve been hating will definitely end in a month?
How would your career change efforts look then?
What if you knew (or could make yourself believe) that your croaking was imminent, definitely within the year?
What bucket list items or purpose fulfillment would you take on right now?
Consider this an invitation to foment your own crisis…and then get radical!
“If you want to make any radical change in your life, then either give it a clear date and time or do it today. There is no someday.” –Unknown
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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