Career Vision Silence


Most of us keep our wildest career dreams under wraps.

I’m convinced this is completely normal.

What we value most — is always the most heavily protected.

However, most of us have a story to tell.

When I decided to become a psychologist, I really didn’t know my own mind or what I had to offer. Over the years that picture has become more defined. It has also pivoted away from the original dream that flashed through my mind’s eye at 17.

That is also completely normal.

When we are young, everyone asks about our career “dreams”. Where we want to go, what we would like to contribute.

As we get older — not as much.

That’s where organizations can fall flat. Either managers do not have the time to discuss such things or contributors aren’t encouraged to force the conversation.

The best places to work, get things done. But career vision is always in the corner of their eye. It isn’t ignored. They acknowledge that when work life begins to markedly depart from our vision, we can disengage.

That is why it is critical to share those dreams.

In that way, we can flesh out what is there (or not). In that way we can hammer out a path or at least away to incorporate that passion into our lives.

I challenge you to share your next dream chapter with 3 people.

Consider how that vision can become (at least in part) a reality.

Dr. Marla Gottschalk is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist. She is a charter member of the LinkedIn Influencer Program. Her thoughts on work life have appeared in various outlets including Talent Zoo, Forbes, Quartz and The Huffington Post.


5 thoughts on “Career Vision Silence

  1. My business partner and I have shared our dreams. That was a good thing because we have very similar dreams which define our company’s mission, vision, level of integrity, honesty, ethics and purpose. Sounds corny but that’s true.


  2. Hi there, I’m Trevor. I’m a young adult dreamer at the age of 19. (Soon to be twenty)

    I’ve written a few things on the app called Wattpad. But that’s only a start for/to my career field of being a author.

    I kinda, “borrowed” a few ideas in my series of “TimeLand Adventures of Marci and Marsh.”

    But there’s this recent main project I’ve been really working on. Called, “In A Orange Pealed World”.
    Now this piece of art is really fascinating to myself. But I wouldn’t really know the main steps to propel forward, Onto bigger and better things.

    I’m still young, and still unaffordable. I don’t want my possibilities to go to waste.

    Can you please help me take my first few steps forward, to the better world, we all see today.

    Thank you for your time.

    -Trevor Lee Corsi


    1. Trevor, send me a contact request on LinkedIn. I have some contacts in publishing that maybe you can work into other contacts that can get you someplace. Carl Berendsohn


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