In my work as a career coach and speaker, I interact with thousands of highly functional, achievement- oriented professionals with fantastic gifts, talents and skills who have BIG career dreams. But despite their talent, intellect and enthusiasm for building an awesome career, many won’t get there, not even close.
In today’s challenging times, professionals are longing too to discover their ‘life purpose” – the one unifying theme they think will bring them the joy, fulfillment, and meaning they desperately yearn for. But a vast majority won’t be successful on that front either. Not for lack of trying or laziness — but because they are looking in all the wrong places, and taking actions that propel them backward or sideways, but not forward.
Why do so many career dreams crash and burn?
I’ve observed four key behaviors that guarantee you won’t achieve your deepest career hopes and dreams.
Below are the top four behaviors that will kill your dreams:
You’re doing the WRONG things to get what you want
The vast majority of professionals today can’t identify what they really want to create and achieve in their lives. They’re in the dark about themselves and their deepest longings.
But there are some people who DO know what they want, and can articulate it clearly, with passion.
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