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Read Stop Wishing Away Your Career and Start Owning How You Respond by Justin Zackal at HigherEdJobs.com, June 20, 2019. Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday.

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“If you find yourself saying, “If only I had a better boss,” “If only I had more resources,” or lamenting any other constraints preventing your success, then you have what Henry calls a “contingency response,” where you are waiting for external circumstances to change, perhaps even finding a new job.”

by Justin Zackal, HigherEdJobs.com, June 20, 2019

I have found myself thinking the same thing during the past year. If only XYZ would happen, I would have better luck finding a new job or starting my business. Learning more about this mindset has been helpful to understand what ownership I have creating and how to create the outcomes that I want.

“Oettingen and her colleagues developed a mental contrasting tool called “WOOP” to enforce behavior change. WOOP stands for Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, and Plan. This tool provides the framework to move from an “if-only,” contingency response to an “if-then,” ownership response.”

by Justin Zackal, HigherEdJobs.com, June 20, 2019

I have written about how I have tried to ‘level up’ my skills, but its important to also look at how my own internal framework may be better explored. I plan to explore this WOOP tool in an upcoming blog. I want to see what more I can do moving to an ‘if-then’ framework and how this will help me create realistic goals.

Read Stop Wishing Away Your Career and Start Owning How You Respond by Justin Zackal at HigherEdJobs.com, June 20, 2019. Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday.


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Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen

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