Career Pathway #156: Living a Confident Life

I came across Henry David Thoreau’s words this week, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Although the message is similar to many messages that I have come upon in the past, this week it really struck a chord.

I had been contemplating the power I have given to some of my self-talk, realizing how easily I can discount possibilities before really giving them a chance. It happens so expediently and quietly that I wasn’t even making a conscious choice, but just quickly dismissing thoughts and opportunities.

On one hand, I desire a large life with professional fulfillment and stimulating growth opportunities. Yet, I find that as I consider my options I am shutting down the possibilities much before I have processed the full picture. And the culprit behind much of the dismissal is my confidence in areas where I am not experienced.

So, I am proclaiming this “Confidence Awareness Week” and I invite you to join me in tuning in to our personal talk tracks. Why not check to see if you are talking yourself out of something because it seems too big, or too different, or too unknown. You may possibly realize that it is a solid step to your dream, and that you really want to give it more of a chance.

Coaching Inquiries: Are you taking confident steps toward your dreams? Is there room for broadening the possibilities that you are contemplating? How can you become more comfortable in stretching yourself and your vision of what your future might hold?

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May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.

Kate Kriynovich (
LifeTrek Coaching International
Columbus, OH

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