Wishes come from the heart. They’re an indicator we want something different than what is unfolding in our personal or professional life. (Have you ever felt the nudge?) Wishes can also be clues to our potential, so it’s important to pay attention to them. I’ve heard many wishes in my years of working with people in all stages of life, and I’ve written some of them below. Which are true for you?
I wish I had
- more certainty in my goals/direction
- less confusion about where to go next
- more ‘mojo’
- more fun
- a job that fits my passions
- something I felt passionate about
I wish I could
- have less stress
- be more confident
- know what I do best
- understand my family
- describe my authentic self
- work better with my boss/colleagues
I wish I felt
- less stuck
- that I knew the real me
- my employment had meaning
- ideally suited for my work
- productive and working with purpose
- that I could find my joy
It starts with a gentle nudging from within. The feeling of an elbow on the inside, poking you gently in the ribs.
“…hey…” it drawls softly. You feel it, but you’re busy. You brush it aside.
Sometime later, you feel it again. “Hey…” it says. This time you feel it a bit more strongly, but you’re busy. You push it down.
You will feel it again. The Nudge, once it’s begun to appear, doesn’t ever really go away.
It does, however, get stronger. It may wait until some other life incident happens – change in partner, thinking of career change, empty nest, downsizing. You feel it again.
“Hey!” it nudges strongly from the inside.
This is the inner call that there is something, some way, some you that is really trying hard to get your attention. It’s my hope that you’ll heed the call, so that the you that longs to be, finally has the opportunity to do so.
If you’re curious about The Nudge, identify with the Wish Lists, or are looking at what career choices align with your passions, I hope you’ll come in for a complimentary ‘cup of tea’ meeting,