It’s been exactly 30 days to-date that I launched The Career Pioneer blog. And I must say that it’s been an interesting, somewhat difficult, and self-revealing ride to say the least.
When I started this blog, yes, I wanted to help other people discover their own passion and true career path, but at the same time I secretly used it as therapy for myself, as I decidedly made a more concerted effort to pursue my own career dreams.
Thanks for joining me on this journey. It honestly felt like a self-counseled, 30-day long session. It’s been most beneficial to read your comments and learn about your own daily struggles as you seek to find greater job fulfillment. I sure hope you’ve learned a lot about yourself, just as much as I have about my own personal challenges.
Are you still listening to that opposing inner voice?
Here’s what I’ve taken away from this 30-day experience, and hope to continue to expand upon:
- I’m stronger than I am weak.
- I have more faith than I thought I had.
- I’m more talented than I give myself credit for.
- I have more people who genuinely support me, than those who want to see me fail.
- My own worst enemy is — guess who? — Me.
It’s been a rough road. I’ve had to constantly battle the inner voice of self-doubt that says:
- “You’re not good enough.”
- “You’re not talented.”
- “You’re not that gifted.”
- “Who do you think you are?”
- “You’re not smart.
- “You’re level of writing is just mediocre.”
Can you relate? Please tell me I’m not alone.
It’s great that I’ve been able to combat my self-doubt on such a public forum. The support of family, friends and even strangers has been overwhelmingly positive. And I can’t thank you enough for taking the couple of minutes to share your thoughts and encouraging words with me.
What has blogging taught me?
I definitely don’t regret entering the blogosphere exactly a month ago. It was through this experience that I was able to release the toxic fear that too often had paralyzed me from moving forward in pursuit of my dreams.
During this time, I didn’t embrace my weaknesses. Instead, I let them go and replaced them with my greatest strengths.
I’ve also learned how priceless it is to give myself a break. And not be relentlessly hard on myself.
I’m now okay with the possibilities of experiencing failure. But I’m not okay with letting the fear of failure dictate my future, and ultimately hold me back from what I’m destined to become. Plus, life’s too short to live by fear, instead of by faith.
I’ve come to realize that after all is said and done, having endured the sour times will result in an even sweeter victory.
Keep The Discussion Going
What’s your inner voice telling you? Have you made the decision to resist those negative voices and listen to the voice of truth — the voice that says you are more than capable of achieving your dreams?
Share your story in the comments section below! I’d love to hear from you. My hope is that one day we will all reach our most desired career destination.
P.S .– The Career Pioneer blog is moving to weekly Monday thru Friday posts, so that I’m able to pursue other avenues of writing.