Are you a fresh graduate in the process of job hunting? Every job seeker can imagine the strenuous process and experience of landing a job the regular way: graduating from reputed university, searching for job openings, applying for the job, going through tests and interview, and finally, the job offer from one of the companies.
The problem however is, sometimes reality bites. Regardless of how meticulously you plan out everything, unexpected things do happen and scatter your plans away. Should you just go with the flow, then?
Upon finishing your education, you might start thinking of what the future brings to you. After the graduation day, you create a career plan as a guide along your journey to the professional world. However, you should bear in mind that everything doesn’t always turn out as anticipated. Since, life is not merely a checklist that follows your instincts and will to succeed, there are times when you have to compromise and negotiate with the current circumstances.
Professional world is full of uncertainty. As the old adage goes, ‘Man proposes, but God disposes.’ It means, no matter how prudently you have arranged everything in your life (including charting out a professional career pathway), there is no solid guarantee that your life will function smoothly as you initially wished for.
Here are reasons why you should say goodbye to your rigid career plans and just go with the flow:
- It releases you from limiting beliefs
Have you ever thought of something similar like this, ‘Oh, I can never be a leader, as I don’t have supporting leadership skills’? Such negative thoughts are formed from limiting career beliefs that comes within yourself.
Fear of failure and criticism is one of the most common limiting beliefs, that stops you from trying something new. When you decide to go with the flow, you will be freed from your limiting beliefs and ready to seize every challenge that lies ahead.
- It helps you trust yourself
Before you can trust anyone else, it is critical to trust yourself first. Going with the flow will help you have faith on your own ability, to deal with everyday problems. When something is out of your control, you might be anxious about the future.
However, when it turns out to be fine towards the end, it will give you a greater sense of confidence. You will be convinced that you can handle everything better than you might have thought.
- It helps you focus
When you create a list of everything, sometimes it makes you pay attention to trivial details more than the important ones. For example, when you are preparing for a job interview, you might list everything out, so you should bring from A to Z.
But you forget to bring the most important thing: your heart and passion at work. When you go with the flow, you can focus on something that matters in your life, more than anything else.
- It makes you enjoy life
What is the joy of living out of scripted life? You can enjoy life more when you just go with the flow. No matter if you have to start your career right from the scratch you will find that every job is meaningful. Job search is hard. It becomes even harder when you feel that you have no idea of what you would do for longevity in career.
However, no matter what you do for living as a job or nurturing a silent dream and passion for life, you should think of the job as an experience that will enrich your soul. The trick is to see something things from different point of view, and you will find the job more enjoyable.
Rather than getting stressed up and anxious about the future, all you have to do is to accept what life brings and go with the flow. Take a deep breath and relax, because towards the end, everything will happen naturally.
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