Questers, who are redefining how we look at career and work, look forward to the New Year with optimism! Questers are described in the award winning, Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life.
Positive psychology has demonstrated a clear relationship among, optimistic thinking, job satisfaction and health. Optimism can be developed.
Tips for Becoming Optimistic
Believe in yourself. William James, the father of American psychology, said: “Your belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that ensures the successful outcome of your venture...” When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force in your mind, which by the law of attraction, tends to bring the best to you.
- Recognize you create your own thoughts and have power to change them. Think and talk about the kind of work you want. Use positive statements about such things as enjoying your colleagues, having a supportive boss, and being in control.
- Focus on successes. Prepare a list of personal and work-related accomplishments, or create a collage using pictures that illustrate you succeeding in your ideal work setting. View this daily.
Review work accomplishments. Note the role belief and hard work played in achieving successes, and strategies used to accomplish results.
- Be genuine. Discard preconceived notions of what others think, and recreate the person you are, and want to be! Don’t compare yourself with others. Judge your job accomplishments against personal standards of self-improvements as well as company standards. Strive for excellence rather than perfection. Ask your supervisor for feedback and support.
- Break the worry habit. Empty your mind of worrisome thoughts about your job before sleeping to avoid retention of these thoughts in your subconscious. Picture the troublesome thoughts flowing out of your mind like water flowing from a basin.
- Forgive. Forgiveness is pardoning without harbouring resentment. Release an old hurt about a colleague who started a malicious rumour about you. You don’t have to befriend the individual, but you must release negative emotions associated with that person. When you hold onto pain, you're allowing that person’s actions to continue to hurt you.
- Define a clear career goal, and expect success. Be motivated by desire and goal attainment. When you arise in the morning, review this goal. Take one forward action step. Reward yourself for attaining this.
Remember, spring is about new beginnings and cultivating optimism. Use this time to create and pursue your desired job and lifestyle!
Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life offers inspiration, insight, and practical strategies to create your desired life.
Dr. Carole Kanchier, registered psychologist, coach, speaker, and author of the award-winning, Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life, helps individuals manage their careers and lives. www.questersdaretochange.com. Questers Dare to Change is available on Amazon.