What if I told you that there are no wrong decisions?
Andrea Macek, Career Change Coach for Professional Women438
Less searching. More time in the RIGHT job.
September 30,2021 at 2:33PM UTC
We tell ourselves we made the wrong decision when things didn’t go our way.
You didn’t land the job - you got the wrong degree.
(I have both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology.)
Your boss is a nightmare- you accepted the wrong job.
Wrong decisions = Unmet expectations.
You created those expectations.
That means you can change your expectations
Without lowering your standards.
When you tell yourself you made the wrong decision
You feed the doubt that you can’t do anything right.
How can you shift your expectations?
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