What to do when you’re a square peg

Have you ever found yourself as a square peg in a round hole?

A coupe of years back I found myself very unsettled. My head had been telling me something different to my heart for a while. A square peg in a round hole. I’d been talking about a complete career change for some time but I’d not really known how to go about it. I’d made half hearted attempts at trying to find out what I want to do and taken a couple of courses, but if I want to follow my heart then that meant significant change and that had been scaring me.

My confidence at work (in a boring office – financial services industry) had dropped to an all time low – when I decided I needed to do something about my rut. Just over 12 months before I’d found myself a coach at work, and she had been an inspiration. Our sessions had enabled me to pick up my shattered confidence and deal with the voices in my head that have been telling me “I can’t”.

In our last session, she tried an NLP technique called “parts integration”. I tend to over analyse a lot and I didn’t expect it work. But it did – big style and this was the start of my journey of career change. One that I don’t know where it would lead.

Now I can look back and share this journey with you.

“If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.” – St. Clement of Alexandra

What change do you want to make in life? Please share your thoughts here:

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. verawoodhead
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 13:33:26

    I frequently find myself a ‘square peg in round round hole’ as like to try different things out and have a natural curiosity. And sometimes I would try hard to ‘fit in’ and be like everyone else.
    In the olden days this use to result in discomfort, lack of self esteem and confidence. I soon realised that I need to be my authentic self at all times and with like minded people and do work that fits in with my values and purpose….it’s a conscious choice
    Now if feel like that – I think ‘ well, this is not right for me’…lexplore the ‘why’ and move on


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