Logic Of The Day: 10.04.2019.

The Two Most Common Excuses.
“Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.” — Marcus Aurelius

There are two recurring ‘excuses’ I observe when facilitating both personal and professional development programs: Money & What you (don’t) know. They are excuses because they shut everyone down. The moment people bring them up, they stop dreaming.

Most people use money as an excuse: They cannot afford to lose their current job or downsize to explore a new career path. But, what happens when you remove money from the equation?

I use this “Lottery Exercise” to help remove the money excuse and connect people to what they really want to do. What most people realize at the end is that money is not the problem, lack of clarity is. When you know what you want, it’s easier to find ways to make your dream happen.

What You (Don’t) Know Can Get You Stuck:
Most people have a hard time exploring a new career because they are stuck in their current title. Once a doctor, always a doctor. But what if you realize that you want to be a lawyer or an engineer anymore?

That is were people panic. They focus their learning on one career. Letting go of that investment (and identity) is hard. On the other hand, those who want to explore a new path get stuck by what they don’t know. How can I become a journalist or an architect if I know nothing about it?

Well, not knowing hasn’t been an obstacle when you started your current career.

~ Gustavo Razzetti (How to Fall in Love with Your Career Again)

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