When Olympic athletes train to win medals, they’re also trained to envision themselves winning the gold - long before they’re at the Olympic stadium. The power of the mind isn’t all its ability to be logical. The power of your imagination to review potential choices, actions, and paths can help you fine tune your performance in life as well, helping you land the best entry level job for your career choice.
The Power of Dreaming Big
Every big career dream has many steps up the mountain. One of those steps that can be overlooked, is simply planning well. Take some time out to imagine and envision different ways to succeed on your climb from your first fresh graduate job to CEO by:
Knowing What Makes You Passionate - Maybe you loved putting everything in its place, and value order instead of creative chaos. Then, new grad jobs like accounting or engineering make perfect sense. Knowing what you love helps you envision how your personal preferences can make for good career choices.
Letting Yourself Be a Groupie - Those crazy fans that follow rock stars everywhere know that when you admire someone’s work, it’s okay to be obsessed with them. Don’t be afraid to fawn over your favorite business persona or tech creator. They can teach you how to succeed by pretending to be them.
Being Creative in Goal-Setting - Instead of setting a “to do” list to accomplish in boring steps, why not dream up a bucket list for exploring as talents and opportunities out there? Does your big dream involve being on television? Then, get into an internship that gives you communication skills. Want to learn a new language? Get a new entry level job in a foreign country.
Don’t forget to also envision the final result of all these tiny steps, like being in front of an audience where you unveil your new technological device to stomping accolades. Sign up to FirstJob.com to see what careers are out there for you.