“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” –Dr. Seuss
Face it: we all have certain habits, qualities or personal characteristics we wouldn’t mind shifting.
It’s easy to carp on those aspects, thinking we are too impatient, judgmental, stubborn, prideful, magical-thinking, people-pleasing…or whatever our imperfection drug of choice is.
Rather than focus on the perceived excess of those, what if we put our attention on the development of their antonyms?
Stepping out each morning with the intention to be patient, tolerant, open-minded, humble, realistic and true-to-Self will likely produce greater growth…and feel a lot better at the end of the day.
Given we get more of what we focus on, what antonym can you focus on today?
“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” –Jim Rohn
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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