Career Pathway #171: Getting What You Expect

I was reminded once again this week how profoundly our thinking impacts what we get. When I believe in myself and in the possibility that opportunities will find me, they do! When I make space for new professional relationships, they present themselves. When coaching clients are willing to write new “stories” about themselves and explore their potential, their realities shift in rewarding new ways. 

That is why “beingness” is every bit as important as “doingness” in creating what one wants in life. We can send powerful resumes, network with connected colleagues, and spend hours on the job boards, but if our thinking isn’t aligned with possibility and a positive outlook, we’re shooting ourselves in the foot. If we are caught up in the negativity and disengagement of our current positions, then it is an uphill climb to create the kind of positive energy that will attract the changes we desire.

Shifting into new realities takes a willingness to let go of the undesirable qualities of your present place in life and to fully engage with the exciting qualities you are able to visualize for your future. If you want more opportunity to use a particular talent, then begin using that talent now. Find ways to focus on it, apply it, and polish it in any of the areas of your life today, rather than focusing on the “lack” of it in your current scheme.

If you are feeling unfulfilled in your professional environment, do your part to create new opportunities in your life each day. Go the library and check out some books on CD or tape to listen to during your commute, discuss an individual development plan with your manager to focus on your desired direction, or join a professional organization for networking, training, and compelling conversation.

Where there is a will and an interest, there is a way to connect with more of what we want. But, we have to be willing to let go of tired and resistant negative thinking. If it’s not serving you • dump it and move on. Only you can create that mind shift. And when you do, there’s no telling what great things will find your open door.

Coaching Inquiries: Are you telling yourself that what you want is possible? Are you disciplined in stopping your negative thinking when you realize that you are engaged in it? Do you find time to think about what you want in life, and open yourself up to the energy of creating this shift? Are you willing to let go of the complaining about what you don’t have in order to replace it with gratitude for what you do have?

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

Kate Kriynovich (
LifeTrek Coaching International
Columbus, OH

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