If you have not received the Career Development newsletter this month, please enjoy the theme this month: The Power of This Moment and Your State of Mind.

Below is an excerpt and a link to the entire newsletter.

We all have dreams, ambitions, hopes, and wishes. Whether it's a better life, improved career, or some other in aspect of our lives, it is natural to think of what might be. Some dreams are realized, some forgotten, and some are even lost over time.

Our ambitions or desire for something different may also be a source of inspiration that motivates us to action, or it may be a source of frustration that keeps holding us back. Typically when we feel a sense of regret it's because we look back at the amount of time that's gone by and wish we had made better decisions.

This is evermore present when a time of crisis occurs.

Instead of looking back, take a look at the present and learn to focus your thoughts forward. Do you realize the power of this moment? You can decide right now to make a change and it begins with the words "I will". 

Today, decide that you will take control of your life. Make a step towards an improvement in your life. Ask yourself, where do you want to go? What do you want to do? What is something you can do that is within your reach? Often when a dream or wish feels far away, you can get discouraged. Bring it closer to you now by taking small steps. For example, allocate ten minutes a day to reflect and remember what inspires you.

Why is this important during a time of crisis?

Read the rest at: https://mailchi.mp/f694c712b696/careerdevelopment04032020

About Dr. Johnson

Dr. Johnson has worked in the field of higher education and distance learning since 2005. He specializes in distance learning, adult education, faculty development, online teaching, career management, and career development. Dr. J has a Ph.D. in Postsecondary and Adult Education, a Certificate in Training and Performance Improvement, and a Master of Business Administration, MBA. Presently Dr. J is a Core Faculty member for one of the premiere online universities, fulfilling his life's mission to teach, mentor, write, and inspire others.

As a scholar practitioner, Dr. J was published in a scholarly journal and he has been a featured presenter at an international distance learning conference. He has also published over 200 online articles about adult learning, higher education, distance learning, online teaching, and career development.

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