November 5th – “All you have to do is keep your eyes open and maintain a willing attitude.”

That’s easier said than done!

My unwillingness to be open to new people, experiences, and even ideas is a choice I made following a tumultuous time. I guess it’s time to make a different choice today if I want to reap the benefits of my horoscope!

Since my networking event on Tuesday, I have been imagining what my life would be like if I followed my old career path. I asked myself:

Would I have time to do all the things I do now?

Would I stay up every night working?

Would I be financially comfortable with long term part-time work?

Would I fall back in my old routines, insecurities, and judgmental behavior?

Would I be happy?

The truth is that I don’t know any of the answers to these questions or any others. I don’t have psychic abilities. Today’s horoscope also told me that, “You can’t see the future, you can only aim for it.” Those are wise worse indeed.

There’s no point in letting my fears paralyze me from approaching an unknown future. If I’m not willing to be open to new opportunities, I won’t ever be able to move from my current state.

Willingness can be a super power if you have it!

I never really considered willingness as an important part of life, but it does determine what we can do and where we can go. I took a 7 Habits course years ago, and one of the things I remembered is their talk about willingness. I think this is how the chart looked like:

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Willingness is especially important when you’re working with other people. If they aren’t willing, then it’s a dead end. What is comes down to is this: if you want results for yourself or others, everyone has to be willing.

As an exercise, I mapped my career choices in these four quadrants. There were 5 things that were in quadrant D (willing, but unskilled) and 1 thing in quadrant A (not willing, but skilled).

Coincidentally, the career in quadrant A was what my networking event was about. One of my contacts even followed up with me which was eerily predicted by my horoscope of the same day. The horoscope said, “This may be exactly the motivation you’ve been looking for.”

Am I starting to sound like a nutcase or do you see the same connections?

For now, I will take all that’s happened this week as SURE SIGNS that I’m moving in the right direction!

 

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