Keep following your heart and your biggest dreams, no matter how far away they might seem at times – Commander Chris Hadfield
Dealing with big career choices, or even little ones, can be a bewildering process. There are always too many pros and cons, there is lots of helpful and unhelpful advice, there is too much uncertainty and often we don’t even well understand our own thinking and preferences.
Mentors can play a critical role in providing an external perspective in these choices. They can also help straighten out tangled thinking and the influence of other’s views.
Most powerful of all is the question that a mentor can ask:
‘what does your heart tell you to do?’
For many people, when they put all the logic aside the answer is crystal clear. Their heart knows what choices they have to make to move forward on their passions, to realise their career ambitions and to live without regret.
The voice of the heart can be muddied by all the complexity and pressure of a big choice. Find the time or the help to listen to it, however quiet, and you will move forward with more confidence.
Follow your heart.