I was talking with my wife this morning. As usually happens, she was right. I say this is a statement of fact not as though I am in some 1950s sitcom. She is usually right.

I was talking with my wife this morning. As usually happens, she was right. I say this is a statement of fact not as though I am in some 1950s sitcom. She is usually right.

As we ended the conversation I said, “There are times I would rather be asleep.”

It is really true but I find it sometimes difficult to deal with the realities of the situations I’m facing. I know that’s true of other people because that’s the nature of the work I do now and I did before. Helping people face facts.

Doing that is not just unique to job hunters and to employers as they make their decisions. People are asleep and so many other places of their careers, too.

It’s hard to be vigilant. It takes effort.

Not being vigilant is often the cause of many of our problems yet we prefer to be asleep.

You don’t need to wait for that loud alarm to wake you up. You just have to choose that this is the time that you wake up, do it and pay attention.

Paying attention after being asleep is like exercising a new muscle. It hurts. Do it repeatedly and it feels great.

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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