Pivot Points

By Mark Vickers, Ph.D.
Recently I have been introduced to several men and women who are transitioning in their life and work. They tend to be individuals in the 40’s and all have one thing in common: they don’t know what they want to do with their lives.

Some have been forced to think anew about their lives because of a job loss. Others have a steady job but feel dissatisfied with their direction. One is about to loose her job but she doesn’t yet know. All of these individuals are faced with a decision, what I call a pivot point, in their life. They will be have options to move in various directions but the ones who will be most successful will be those who know their purpose and passion.

Time and again I see people in transition who come to this pivot point and make a decision based upon whims rather than thoughtful analysis. If people would examine who they are (behavioral style especially) and what they REALLY want to do (passion), they would find their pivot point obvious. They would choose a direction that suited who they are and who they want to become.

Worktraits has helped many people in this process, but don’t stop there. Ask close friends, a spouse, or colleague their thoughts. If you are fortunate enough to have a mentor in your life, ask them. Their input and objective insight into your purpose and passion will make the difference.

Pivot toward what makes you alive!


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