When things go well at work, you get a good feeling.
We all know the feeling and there are plenty of ways to describe it: satisfaction, fulfilment, self-worth, happiness, success.
But what actually gives us this feeling?
Where does it come from?
When have you had it in the past?
What can give it to you again in the future?
Nothing like a load of questions to kill a good feeling...
You don't have to be an explorer to explore
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...Unless they are questions that help you explore your career for satisfaction and success.
Questions like the ones above are worth asking because they have the power to turn a good career feeling into something a little more substantial. Something you can begin to understand, find evidence for, even seek as your answers become more familiar to you.
If you know the feeling I'm talking about, if you have experienced it briefly or even only once in your career before now, you have some real evidence to focus your questions on.
What work were you doing at the time?
Who were you doing it with?
What could have made that feeling last longer?
What would have killed it stone dead?
I hope you do choose to think about the good feelings your career has given you. And how your career always has the potential to give them to you again in the future. Only one person will benefit if you do.
All my best to you for now,