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June 4, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Jun 04

“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character…” –Stephen R. Covey

If you’re anything like me, you are constantly aware of your patterns.

They can be good, “patterns of success”, which have been grown, cultivated, and often wrangled into place…

or they can be patterns which appear as less than “good”, habitual and automatic, thriving in the darkness of the unconscious where they leisurely comfort away, undetected.

I’m not so sure that waging war on the “bad” patterns, or judging ourselves harshly by whether we consistently stick to the good patterns provides the peace of mind that supports growth.

But somewhere in between, where we are conscious and aware, both encouraging and forgiving at the same time…maybe that’s where new futures can be born.

At least it makes for a better day. 🙂

Got patterns?

“All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.” –Bruce Lee

About the Author

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.