You are not your job. You have a huge amount to offer the world as a person distinct from your labor. But that doesn’t necessarily mean your career isn’t important. Your choice of path can enrich your life in various ways. So, it’s worth putting some time and focus into forging the right path for you.
Harnessing positive energy can be a great way of supporting your efforts. It’s also essential for healing from challenges so you can dedicate yourself to building a professional life that’s meaningful to you. With some focused exercises, you can set yourself up for career success.
Preparation is central to your career success, as well as life in general. It gives you a strong foundation to build your activities on. Similarly, positive energy doesn’t always just head your way. The better you can prepare to receive and harness it, the more it’s likely to impact your life.
A daily meditation practice is great for producing positivity in your day-to-day work
, which can influence your productivity. But also consider taking a more targeted approach when you have specific career-advancement tasks to take care of.
For instance, when you’re applying for your first job or internship
, there are various preparatory tasks involved. You’ll need to research available positions, create a brief but impactful resume, and perhaps even make a creative portfolio, among other items. Don’t just leap straight into these activities. Prepare for your preparation.
Find a quiet place to focus on your current mindset. You might have various negative thoughts floating around, which can just get in the way. Counter these with thoughts about things you’re thankful for in your life and that you like about yourself. Allow this positivity to fill you up and try to project it out into the world. You might find a guided positivity meditation can be a useful way to gather and distribute this energy.
Then, set about your career research and applications. Channel the positive energy you’ve gained into these tasks. This isn’t a magical way to get results. Rather, your positivity can shine through your application materials, the creativity you apply to them, and the tone of your language.
Manifestation is a common topic of discussion in careers. After all, the idea of willing your dream job to come your way is pretty attractive. For some, this is also what turns them off of manifestation practices. It can feel a little too much like wishful thinking. However, both perspectives are based to some extent on misunderstandings about the concept.
It’s more helpful to see it as a way to harness positive energy to influence your actions, rather than change reality around you. Manifestation, at its heart, is about focus. The more clearly and positively you can visualize your ambitions, the more effectively you can take steps towards them. The self-belief you imbue in your manifestations also tends to affect your attitude to forging your path toward your goals.
So, what type of manifesting can really influence your career?
- ● Be specific: Don’t just take a general, “I’d like a better job, please, universe,” approach to manifesting. Figure out what you do and don’t want in your career. Identify what jobs particularly align with your energy. This gives you something tangible to grasp hold of when manifesting.
● Meditate on your manifestation: Take time regularly to focus on your intentions. This is as much an internal positive process as putting it out into the world. Imagine what your new workplace feels like and visualize the tasks you want to perform. Get into the mindset of what it’s like to live with the profession you’re striving toward.
From here, the most important thing is to keep taking action. Use your manifestations to guide you in finding the positions to apply for or opportunities that can influence the next step on your journey.
Heal So You Can Grow
Sometimes the things that hold us back from career success are past or current difficulties we haven’t quite healed from. This doesn’t mean you need to be in peak condition to strive for your ambitions. Nevertheless, harnessing positivity to at least start to heal can give you the space to grow in your career.
You might find you need to heal from burnout or other symptoms of workplace stress from your current job. One good tool here is to take the time to unplug
from technology. Being constantly bombarded by screens and notifications can contribute to burnout. Take yourself away from the negative influences of stress, at least for a few minutes each day, and engage in energy meditation. This can help you exist in the moment and let go of some tension.
Another perhaps unexpected issue to heal from is negative self-image. When we experience setbacks, it’s easy to see ourselves in a harsh light. Healing isn’t just good for your general well-being here, but there’s also evidence that a positive self-image can enhance your professional opportunities
. Feeling good about yourself tends to boost the confidence you feel at work, which can influence your performance and, in turn, your prospects.
Certainly, there are physical steps you can take to improve your self-esteem, such as dressing in ways that make you feel confident and prioritizing regular self-care. But you should also combine this with daily sessions focused on generating positive energy that supports your self-worth. Meditate on what is genuinely positive about yourself, inside and out. Practice kindness, even when you’re facing challenges at home or at work.
Harnessing positive energy regularly empowers you to take focused action to boost your career success. In most cases, this involves adapting your mindset to be open to opportunities and topping up your energy to direct your efforts in the right direction. Remember that gathering positive energy on its own isn’t a solution, though. Rather, it’s a resource that, when combined with other intentional actions, enhances your well-being and guides you toward a more satisfying and enriching career.