Can Positive Thinking Change Your Job Search?

Career Wizardry 16 December, 2019

Do you feel like your job search is continually hitting dead ends? Do you feel like you are doing everything right and yet still not getting the results you want? It is true that you can be doing everything right on the outside, but if things are not right for you on the inside it can greatly affect your job search.

Few people realize the powerful effect their thinking has on what is going on around them in the world. 

Does My Thinking Really Matter?

The way you think about anything in life is called your mind-set. You might think that your mind-set can't affect things out in the real world, because it is all in your mind. The truth is, though, your mind-set is affecting everything that goes on around you. How is that possible? Your mind-set ultimately affects your attitude and your actions. These attitudes and actions then affect the people and events around you. People react to you differently depending on your attitudes and actions. This is true in your personal life as well as your professional life. 

Monitor Your Thinking

It is very easy to get caught up in negative thinking, especially when you are being met with what appears to be set backs. If your job search has not been going as well as you would like, positive thinking is more important now than ever. Evaluate each set-back and find the lesson that was learned there. Write these lessons out and put them somewhere you can see them. Express gratitude for these lessons learned. These are not set-backs. These are rungs on your ladder up. Every time you have a negative thought about your job search, turn it into a positive thought. You will soon see your mood improve. An improved mood will ignite your motivation. Motivation will drive you to take more steps toward your goals. 

A job search is a big challenge in life. There are many things you must juggle during this time. Don't forget the importance of keeping a positive mind-set, though. It could be the one thing that makes all the difference.