Career As Kaleidoscope

kaleidoscopekrencinpixabayA kaleidoscope is a constantly changing pattern or sequence of objects or elements. For me, that sounds like a career. What are the patterns that are evident in your career path? Are they constantly changing? Is there a sequence to them?

Looking at your career as a united whole provides a valuable perspective. Sometimes you choose change and sometimes it chooses you. You can step back and look at whether the patterns in your career have been beneficial or destructive. You can make the changes that occur in your career work for you.

Bring some color into your career. See it as a coherent whole, with you as the one who turns the kaleidoscope and creates its patterns.


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unsplashpatterns.jpgDo you see patterns in your life and career? Do you even look for them? Recognizing patterns can be helpful in understanding where your life and career are taking you. Often, we are the ones who create the patterns in our lives – by how we see the world, how we react to things and how we see ourselves.

By pattern, I mean a recurring form. A pattern may involve coming up repeatedly against a certain type of personality, harmful experiences of a similar type or your explaining circumstances in a repetitive way; e.g. “I am a victim.” It’s someone else’s fault”. “They do not see how good I am.”

As you recognize the patterns in your life and career you will understand yourself and your path much better. You can always break patterns once you are aware of them. You have the power to create and set new patterns – ones that affirm who you are and where you want to be. Let the patterns in your life propel you to where you want to go.