Imagine yourself a year from now. The economy is picking up nicely. Although the previous year was bad for you, it was well worth it, because today you are enjoying your career tremendously. You are grateful for what transpired over the past year.
It took you a while to find your way, but you have arrived. You battled fear, uncertainty, and yourself. But you have come out a winner. Looking back, you see that there were five key steps that were crucial to your success. They were:
You Accepted Where You Were
You stopped blaming the world for your predicament. You decided to forgive those who caused your situation. Most importantly, you forgave yourself. You acknowledged where you were as you knew that a better tomorrow would not happen until you accepted today.
You Decided You Would Win
You realized that you worked too hard to get where you were in your career, and you were not about to lose it all now. You determined that your present situation would not get the best of you. You let go of the shoulds, and the causes why you couldn't have what you wanted in your career. Then, you made a plan to go after what you truly deserved.
You had a vision in your mind, and you did not give up. Sure, there were obstacles. But, you woke up each morning and said yourself that today was a brand new day. You made phone calls you were afraid to make. You wrote lots of e-mail and letters you were not sure would get read. You networked. But most importantly, you were feared, and you moved forward anyway.
You Asked For Help
This was a big deal for you because you were used to doing things on your own. You opened yourself up and asked for what you needed. You were surprised and appreciative because people from many places took the time to help you. The best thing you learned is that life is much easier when you are not reaching your goals alone.
You Knew You Would End Up In a Better Place
You recognized that your situation was only temporary. As a result, you enjoyed yourself more. You spent time getting to know you again. You lost weight, or took up a new hobby. You tried new things, and you grew in ways you never imagined possible. You are so much stronger and wiser now. You are not the same.
OK. Now, it is today again. Do you want what saw? What steps specifically will you make it happen? Write it down. Look at it everyday. You have a bright future ahead of you once you can anticipate the result.