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Career Advice: Have a balanced, optimistic attitude

I’m always telling my career coaching clients to have a positive attitude in their career path. That is why this article in Time Magazine caught my eye, The Science of optimism. You have to remain optimistic and look out for opportunities in order to keep your career in shape.

This is a great article that shows how being positive can help you, but sometimes it can also hinder you. I’ve experienced both sides of this equation myself. Sometimes I am too realistic or narrow-minded to be as open to possibilities as I should be. There are other times where I am much more optimistic, which causes me to be blinded by the realities I need to acknowledge.

Erring on the side of optimism does help, as long as you stay balanced.

  • How positive vs. realistic do we need to be?
  • How do you strike that balance in your life and career?

Let me know by submitting your comments below.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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