Get Clear on Your Destination

It’s hard to know how to plan if you don’t know what you want.

That’s why it’s important to be clear on your destination.

So many people lead reactive lives, particularly at work. They get a job, work for a company, get promoted (or don’t get promoted), and stay at the company. Years go by, and they discover that their job has become a career…even if they didn’t plan it that way. Somehow they just stayed the course in their job and this course determined their ultimate destination. They didn’t chart their own course.

That’s great if they end their working career happy and fulfilled. But, so many people just “fell into” their work and their career “just happened to them.” This leaves many people feeling unfulfilled and unhappy. They had more potential, but never used it.

You don’t have to follow that pattern.

You can be proactive in managing your career, your job, your work opportunities. You can shape your course at work.

But how? You need to have your destination in mind. What do you want?

The first thing you need to do is to determine what is important to you. What matters to you? What do you believe in? What do you stand for? What gives you the greatest sense of satisfaction? This is your WHY.

What kinds of things do you enjoy doing? Helping people? Solving problems? Communicating through writing? Connecting people? Connecting the dots? Building businesses, processes, systems? Creating art, design, blog posts? What are you good at doing? This is where you take a look at your TALENTS and SKILLS.

Your vision is that picture in your mind of your ultimate destination. What does it look like? What are you doing? Can you see yourself at that level? Get quiet and try to picture it in your mind’s eye. Creating vision boards seem to be popular today. You can try this manually or digitally. Manually, you’ll want to cut out pictures that support your end goal. Digitally you can create a board on Pinterest that includes images of what you’d like to have at your ultimate destination. This step involves using your TALENT and SKILLS to support your VISION.

What is your destination? How can you combine what you believe in, Your WHY, with your TALENTS and SKILLS, to create a vision of your ultimate destination? That is the goal.

Spend some time thinking about and writing down the answers to some of the questions I have posed today. Go deep. Spend some time on this. Journal your answers. A picture will emerge. And, if you need some help, reach out to me at info at and we’ll set up a STRATEGY SESSION together. Enjoy~

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