For so many of us we realize that we no longer want to stay in our current career path and know we want something different. However, fast forward 6 to 12 months later and we’re still researching on how to change our careers by reading articles, books and listening to friends about what we should do with our career.
Let me be the first to admit I’ve done the same thing, but let me also be the first to tell you…stop it!
In a prior post, Fear is Crushing Your Career, I talked about how your fears are keeping you from the career success you have always wanted. So now I want to help you defeat those fears.
I too let fear keep me from my career aspirations. I was worried about:
I’ve talked before about how you sabotage your career transition by making mistakes that many others make as well. You’re making your career transition harder than it has to be, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Let’s walkthrough these steps together how your career transition can be easier.
You realize you need a change and that your current career is not going to get you where you want to be whether that is satisfaction, doing meaningful work or financially rewarding. You have had these thoughts & feelings for days, weeks, months if not for over a year now. However, you have yet to successfully transition to your new rewarding career.
Why haven’t you made the change yet?
It's another end of the work week and once again your inner monologue kicks in saying, 'I do not get any satisfaction out of this job!', 'What am I supposed to be doing with my career?' or 'I need a finically rewarding career!' These thoughts along with feelings of no future where you are, can't find your passion, unqualified for anything else, looking for direction, no idea where to start a career search, etc. continue to consumer your inner thoughts.
Ever think about running a marathon, but end up not doing so because the intimidation of the 26.2 miles beats you? Ever want to get ‘fit’ and go to the gym more often to lose weight and feel better, but life just gets in the way? These are just 2 examples of goals we set for ourselves, but manage to fall short.
Ever feel like it is time to move onto a new career, but for some reason six months later you're still at the same job? You know you should figure out your next career, but never seem to make the time to sit down and have that self-reflection time you need.