Career Zinger: Constructive Thinking Trumps Positive and Negative Thinking
I am not a fan of either positive thinking or negative thinking because they are both shallow and too one-sided. Sometimes good things are not as good as we thought or bad things turn out to be good in time. Good things happen for a variety of reasons and bad things will inevitably occur. Experiences involve more than our thinking yet thinking is a tremendous force in career development. That’s why I advocate constructive thinking. Regardless of what occurs determine what you can construct out of the experience. Our careers can be viewed as large and lengthy self-structures built over time. As you develop your career, hard hats are optional, but know that regardless of where you are on your career path, be it your first job or deep into retirement, your career is always “under construction.” I invite you to conclude this career zinger with a poem I wrote inspired by Warsaw.