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Fight for Your Career Calling ~ Now.

 Finding your career calling can feel daunting... It’s about aligning your work with your passions, values, and strengths, and it’s never too late to start. Here’s how to fight for your career calling and make this the year you truly thrive.

 

  1. Embrace Self-Discovery

 

Finding your career calling begins with self-discovery. Take the time to understand who you are, what you value, and what drives you. This involves:

 

- Reflecting on Past Experiences: Consider the tasks and projects that have satisfied you most. What common elements can you identify?

- Identifying Your Strengths: Use tools like StrengthsFinder or simply ask for feedback from colleagues and friends to pinpoint your core competencies.

- Clarifying Your Values: Determine what principles are non-negotiable for you in a work environment. 

 

Action Step: Spend a weekend journaling about your career highs and lows. Identify patterns that highlight your true passions and strengths.

 

  1. Set Clear, Aligned Goals

 

Once you’ve clarified what matters most to you, set goals aligning with your values and strengths. These goals should be:

 

- Specific: Clearly define what you want to achieve.

- Measurable: Establish criteria to track your progress.

- Achievable: Set realistic expectations.

- Relevant: Ensure your goals align with your career calling.

- Time-bound: Set a deadline to stay motivated and focused.

 

Action Step: Write down three major career goals for the year. Break them down into smaller, actionable steps and review them regularly to stay on track.

 

  1. Cultivate a Growth Mindset

 

A growth mindset involves:

 

- Seeing Challenges as Opportunities: View setbacks as learning experiences rather than failures.

- Embracing Lifelong Learning: Continuously seek knowledge and skills to stay relevant and adaptable.

- Focusing on Effort, Not Just Results: Celebrate the progress you make, even if the end result isn’t perfect.

 

Action Step: Reflect on a recent challenge at work. Write down what you learned from the experience and how it has helped you grow.

Start now, take consistent steps, and watch your career flourish to fight for your career calling

 

  1. Network with Purpose

 

Networking is more than just building a list of contacts; it’s about forming meaningful connections that can support your career. To network effectively:

 

- Attend Industry Events: Conferences, seminars, and meetups are great places to meet like-minded professionals.

- Leverage Social Media: Use platforms like LinkedIn to connect with industry leaders and peers.

- Build Genuine Relationships: Focus on quality over quantity. Engage in conversations and offer value to others.

 

Action Step: Identify three industry events to attend this year and list potential contacts you’d like to meet.

 

  1. Take Bold Initiatives

 

Demonstrating initiative shows your commitment to your career calling and your readiness to take on new challenges. To take bold initiatives:

 

- Propose New Ideas: Suggest improvements or new projects at work.

- Volunteer for Challenges: Take on tasks that push you out of your comfort zone.

- Be a Problem Solver: Focus on finding solutions rather than dwelling on problems.

 

Action Step: Identify a project or area in your current role where you can take the lead. Develop a plan and present it to your supervisor.

 

  1. Practice Regular Self-Reflection

 

Self-reflection is staying aligned with your calling. It helps you assess your progress, recognize your achievements, and identify areas for improvement. To practice self-reflection:

 

- Keep a Journal: Write your thoughts, experiences, and lessons learned.

- Set Aside Reflection Time: Dedicate specific weekly times to reflect on your progress.

- Seek Feedback: Ask for feedback from colleagues and mentors to gain different perspectives.

 

Action Step: Start a weekly reflection journal. Include your accomplishments, challenges, and what you learned each week.

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Fight for your career calling

Fighting for your career calling involves self-discovery, goal setting, cultivating a growth mindset, purposeful networking, taking bold initiatives, and regular self-reflection. 

 Align your career with your true passions and strengths, leading to personal fulfillment and professional success.

 

If you enjoyed this blog, look at "The Power of Gratitude in Shaping Your Career" for more mindset and action steps to move your career forward.

 

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