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Trust Your Future
Deborah Brown-Volkman

Career tough these days? If the answer yes, know that you are not alone.

What can make you feel better? Trust.

Why is trust so important? Trust means letting go of an outcome. It means choosing to believe that your career will get better, stable, and more certain. Trust means being free and letting your career go the way it is supposed to go even if you are afraid of the future.

No matter what you are experiencing in your career right now, you can still trust that everything will work out in the end. You can still believe in the best. Is "trust your future" a cliché? Maybe it is. But maybe this thought has been around for years because it's true and has helped a lot of people through tough times.

So How Do You Trust Your Future? Follow These Four Steps Below.

1. Let Go Of Your Need For Control

Control can be dangerous. On the positive side, it keeps you disciplined with your eye on the ball. On the negative side, it keeps a not in your stomach if your career is going awry. Nobody knows how things will turn out for you. If you keep trying to control your career and the direction it's going in, then there is no room for what's supposed to come your way. This doesn't mean you stop planning or taking action. Rather, you recognize that if you need to know where your career is headed immediately, then the opposite will occur, and you will feel miserable longer instead.

2. Believe That Everything Will Be OK

Do you believe that your career can be great again? If not, maybe you should. Trust is about believing in something that will happen before it does. This is even before you see the results or evidence that you will get what you want. Sometimes you have to have faith first before you can see the rewards second.

Trust is also about believing in you; looking at your accomplishments and remembering all of your achievements. Believe in you, and that you handle anything that comes your way. You've done it before and you'll do it again.

3. Change Your Thinking

Trust is about putting a positive spin on how you look at things. Attitude is everything. Roadblocks in your career occur and then you respond. The great thing is you get to choose how you react. Why not choose something that empowers you? Ask yourself: What would my career be like if I trusted more? You might not know where your career is going at the moment, but you won't be so stressed and worried during the journey anymore.

4. Trust Your Future

There are probably many reasons you can come up why you should not trust your future; but there are so many more reasons why you should. If you work long enough, something eventually will happen in your career that you don't like. Expect this. Expect that your career will have its peaks and valleys and what goes down will eventually come back up again.

Trusting your future requires you to be uncomfortable, uncertain, and moving forward anyway. You never know what is behind the next door unless you open it. And, you might be surprised what is on the other side. Trust that you are on the right path, that you are doing all of the right things, and you will reach your destination.

So, what do you say? You only have one life to live, so it might as well be a life you love!

Deborah Brown-Volkman is the president of Surpass Your Dreams, Inc., a career- and mentor-coaching company that has been delivering a message of motivation, success and personal fulfillment since 1998. The company works with senior executives, vice presidents and managers who are out of work or overworked. Deborah is also the creator of the Career Escape Program and author of Coach Yourself To A New Career: A Book To Discover Your Ultimate Profession. Deborah Brown-Volkman can be reached at via email at or at (631) 874-2877.


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