Self Esteem – To overcome the feeling of not deserving to achieve your goal, I suggest that you work intensively with the simple affirmation “I deserve _____________” or “I deserve to have _____________.” Don’t be sparing in the use of repetition with this particular affirmation. Continue to work with it until you develop an emotional conviction that it is true. Developing the belief that you deserve what you truly want will add significantly to your self esteem.
After you’ve worked through your specific obstacles to taking action on your goals, it’s time to develop a plan of action. Break down your goal into a series of steps. Remember that this is a long range plan. As an option, you may wish to specify a time frame for accomplishing each step.
For example, you might be feeling increasingly dissatisfied with your present line of work and would like to be doing something else. Yet, you’re not quite sure about what you want to do, let alone how to go about training for it. The board goal of “getting into another line of work” might seem a bit overwhelming, taken as a whole. But if you break it down into component parts, it becomes more managable”
1. Find a career counselor you respect
2. Explore different options by:
- Working with the couselor or taking an appropriate course
- Reading about different vocations in books such as What Color Is Your Parachute? 2009: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers and Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2009 . Click here to see more suggested books.
- Talking to people who hold positions in vocations you feel drawn to
3. Narrow down vocational options to one particular type of work
4. Obtain education or training for the line of work you have chosen
5. Complete your education or training (if possible while maintaining your current job)
6. Search for an entry level position in your new career
- Obtain resources that tell you where jobs are available
- Prepare a professional looking resume
- Apply for jobs
- Go for interviews
7. Begin your new career