When I was younger, my sisters and I literally devoted the horoscope pages on our favourite magazines. It was the one feature we always flipped straight to as soon as the latest issue of Just 17 or LookIn was released- and to say we held those snippets in the highest of regards is putting it lightly! We then spent the next week trying our best to make our horoscopes work for us- the stars told us x,y,z would happen this week and guess what? It came true! We were particularly interested in the love element of our weekly horoscopes, seeing as career and life were just that little bit out of reach for us. It was love we were really interested in. And throughout this lengthy obsession with horoscopes, I admit to being secretly proud of my straddling a couple of signs. In some magazines I would be Scorpio, and in others Sagittarius. I felt this made me more mysterious than my sisters, and the greedy side of me loved to interpret two readings each week, gathering the bits I liked from each to contrast my own predictions for the week ahead. Looking back, I know that these weekly horoscopes have always been a bit of fun, but I’m actually still really fascinated by it all.
Over the years I’ve tended to regard myself as a Scorpio and have really only thought of myself in this way if asked. Weekly horoscopes are a thing of a past, and something I haven’t really considered in such a long time. Recently, Furniture At Work (home of amazing office desks) asked me to consider how my star sign has affected my progress at work, and how being a Scorpio has impacted me during my career. Since I never out much importance on the ‘career’ section of my horoscope as a teenager, I decided to do some digging to see what traits the average Scorpio has when it comes to success in the workplace. The results were quite surprising! Here are my top reasons reasons why my star sign motivates me to succeed.
- Scorpios are determined. Oh, yes. I have long believed in the power of positive thinking, and even as a child I truly felt that as long as I believed intensely in something, it would happen. I remember teaching myself to write with my left hand. I remember vividly practising over and over and over until I could stand on my head. As an adult, I’ve invested a lot of time in improving my performance and strength at the gym. I cannot do things by halves, and I get frustrated when I witness people giving anything less than 100% effort. This can make me a pain to live with, I know. But it also makes me determined. All that positive thinking is great, but it’s what you do with it that matters. I love that determination is the first trait of the typical Scorpio!
- Scorpios possess high levels of self confidence. Perhaps the positive thinking and determination aids in this trait, but I have to tell you that in my case self confidence is something I really need to work at. Although saying that, because I’m determined by nature, I’m half way there, aren’t I? There are so many reasons why my self confidence has taken a battering over the years. As a teenager I truly believed it would all fall into place when I needed it to, but it never really happened that way. Instead, self confidence has come in stops and starts, and there are some things I feel more confident with that others. But I think that just makes me normal.
- Scorpios are intense. All or nothing. Do something properly or don’t do it at all. Throw your all into whatever you do and don’t stop until you succeed. Perhaps it’s not just Scorpios who feel like this? When you run your own business and you’re lucky enough to be working at what you love, it’s easy to say that you’re intense. My days are intense. My level of dedication to what I do is intense. And if that changes, I will intensely investigate why. I guess intensity motivates me to succeed, because in it’s absence I change things up and work towards improvements instead,
I’ll admit that when I started researching the average Scoroio in the workplace, I wasn’t holding out much hope for it being accurate. I’ll also admit that probably anyone could interpret the results to fit their personality if they really wanted to. At the end of the day, horoscopes are a bit of fun, intended to be taken with a pinch of salt. What does your star sign say about you?
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