Seventeen people arrived for the interview, nervous yet determined. You see this wasn’t your typical interview. It was an audition for a chorus line. The 17 people soon learned that only eight would be chosen, four women and four men. Then tension mounted.
What happens when you can’t dance anymore?
Perhaps you are facing a job loss or work situation that while you enjoy your job, you have encountered some kind of setback. You can’t imagine doing anything other than your current role. You love your profession, you are good at it, and yet due to downsizing, a health issue, or age, you can’t do it anymore. You can’t dance. Or perhaps due to an abrasive boss it would be better for your health not to stay in the current work conditions. You can no longer tolerate a boss that undermines your efforts, takes credit for your work, or criticizes your every move. For the sake of your health, you have decided to get away from the constant tension yet the reality is there are few jobs in your given field or jobs that are available would require a geographic move. You don’t want to leave your community, family and friends yet the conditions under which you are working are taking a toll on your mental and physical well being.
What do you do when you lose your purpose?
Whether you are facing a job loss, difficult relationship, or health concern, life as you once knew it is no longer. How do you handle it?
No matter what happens in life, it is your mindset that determines how you handle it.
In the next e-zine we will address three commons negative mindsets when facing setbacks, loss, or you can’t dance anymore and how to overcome them.
In the meantime, please share how you have handled a difficulty in your life.
When facing challenges, make the Conscious Choice to choose a mindset that propels you to move forward even when the next steps aren’t clear