I was reminded today while visiting Erica Nelson’s website that gratitude is an important way to attract abundance into our life. It dawned on me while reading through some of her material that we often make a list of things we are grateful for like our children, friends, homes, garden, pets, etc., but it isn’t very often that I’ve heard people say (or write down) that they are grateful for their careers. Perhaps because often we feel or believe that our careers are just something we have to have’ in order to survive in life. That may be true, after all without your career how could you be grateful for many of the material things in your life? More than likely your salary is paying for many of the things you are grateful for.
Erica has a specific journaling exercise on her site — basically making two lists; one is the list of current things you are grateful for and the other is a list of things you would like to bring into your life in the future. Once you’ve prepared your list you read them and focus on them each day for several minutes.
So, I’m thinkin’…UtOH! my sister would say 🙂 What if we broke our first list into something a bit more focused surrounding the things we are grateful for in our career and made our second list the things we would like to have happen in our career – specifically? I’m not saying to get rid of all the other things you’re grateful for — leave them on your lists too. But, instead of just writing down that you are grateful for your career’, perhaps you might write things like the following:
I am grateful for my career (now let’s get more specific…)
I am grateful that I have an office
I am grateful for the insurance benefits my employer provides
I am grateful for the training programs provided to me
I am grateful to have a boss who is a terrific mentor
I am grateful to work with fun, smart people
I am grateful to learn something new each day at work
I am grateful for the promotional opportunities presented to me
I am grateful that I am a well-respected team member
Then perhaps the second list (things you want from your career that you are supposed to write as if you already have — according to the Law of Attraction):
I am grateful for my six-figure salary
I am grateful for my office with a view
I am grateful that my company paid for my Masters Degree
I am grateful that I manage my department
I am grateful that I my ideas are wanted and supported
I am grateful that I have a personal assistant
I am grateful that I am the CEO!
Ok — I think you get the idea. These are just examples and you may have more or less on your list. My point is that if you can get more specific about what you want, then you will begin to think about ways to make it happen for you in your career. For more instructions on creating your list visit Erica’s website.
Posted by Robin Ogden — FiredUP Careers
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