Turn around your limiting beliefs holding your job search back with some new ways of thinking.
The opposite of being motivated is being stuck!
Are you stuck in patterns of thinking that aren’t helping you or your job search?
Sometimes this is difficult to recognize. So I am asking you to assess/analyze/consider your limiting beliefs.
You CAN change how you think IF you want to.
Examples of Limiting Beliefs
Have you ever said any of these things?
- There aren’t any jobs for someone my age
- I don’t know what I want to do
- There aren’t any good jobs being advertised
- I need a stable job and paycheck
- LinkedIn is a waste of time for someone like me
If you’ve said any of these things (or all of them), it is a pretty sure sign that you are holding yourself back.
Rather than preach to you, let’s reprogram your thinking. These 4 quotes can help.
4 Quotes To Change Your Limiting Beliefs
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”Unknown
No, you can’t change how many jobs are available right now or the process employers use. But you can adjust your sails.
How can you create an opportunity for yourself?
In other words, what do you really enjoy doing that someone would be willing to pay for?
The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.”Voltaire
Focus on your successes and small wins. You may even try a gratitude journal.
What has been going well during your job search? Who have you met or helped because of your situation?
Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”Thomas Jefferson
Instead of sitting around trying to discover yourself- do something.
Take an assessment, talk with someone who does something interesting, do some online research about occupations.
Leave no stone unturned.”Euripides
Don’t give up or slow down. There are endless possibilities. But pursue each opportunity as if it was your only one.
Here are more Motivation Monday articles to help.
- Motivation Monday: How You Spend Your Time
- Motivation Monday: Motivation Is In Your Head
- Motivation Monday: Thanks and Giving
- Be Happy Then Succeed
- Motivation Monday: Overwhelmed Is The New Normal
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.