Unlocking Career Progress: The Power of Action Over Motion for Women in Mid-Career

March 21, 2024 ◊ By Julie Bockarie ◊ Personal Development

Unlocking Career Progress: The Power of Action Over Motion for Women in Mid-Career

In the journey towards career growth and fulfillment, many women in mid-career find themselves at a crossroad where progress seems elusive despite their efforts. It's a scenario familiar to many of us—a flurry of activity that feels like forward motion but often leads to a sense of stagnation. James Clear's insightful chapter in his book,  Atomic Habits, highlights this common pitfall, which is that of confusing motion with action.

Clear's advice to "walk slowly but never backwards" resonates deeply with women who are navigating mid-career challenges. It's a reminder that progress is not always about speed but rather about consistent, intentional action. In the pursuit of career advancement, it's easy to get caught up in busy work, attending meetings, responding to emails, and multitasking without truly moving forward. However, true progress requires intentional or purposeful actions aligned with one's goals and vision.

Voltaire's timeless wisdom, notes that "The best is the enemy of the good", which further emphasizes the importance of taking meaningful action over striving for perfection. Mid-career women often face immense pressure to excel and achieve perfection in their roles, which can sometimes lead to paralysis or procrastination.  This is exacerbated by the "glass ceiling" that they contend with regularly.  However, embracing a mindset of continuous improvement and taking imperfect action can lead to tangible results and growth.

As a life strategist and leadership coach for women, I understand the challenges and aspirations of women in mid-career. My commitment is to help women harness their inner strength and gain clarity to overcome obstacles, break free from stagnation, and achieve meaningful progress. The operating word, here is, "progress." By focusing on taking imperfect steps daily, cultivating resilience, and aligning actions with vision, women can unlock their full potential, thrive in their careers, or build careers they love.

If you're feeling trapped in the cycle of motion without meaningful progress, I invite you to reach out to me for support. Together, we can create a personalized roadmap to success, break through barriers, and achieve your career aspirations with confidence and purpose. Don't let motion hold you back—take intentional action towards your goals today.  Visit www.juliebockarie.com and book your discovery call today!

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Arthritis Walking Log for Women


My Brain Helper: A lined Notebook


Sketchbook for Women and Girls


Journal for the Female Golf Lover


My Prayer Journal

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