You keep saying to anyone that will listen that you want to pursue a career change or change your job. However, despite all of the talk, nothing changes to your situation. Are you in your comfort zone? What will finally make you begin the search for the new career path?
You have two options:
One is being forced to change, for example you lose your job, so you are forced to change, or your car is damaged. so you have to repair it (if you still want to drive it).
The second enforcer of change is to choose change. You take control here, you are willing to do whatever it you need to do make that change in your life.
Being proactive in making a career change on your terms, is not easy. You will inevitably be faced with self doubt and fear of failure. This should not be seen as a bad thing, it is quite natural when we go through change. Use this as a motivator, it will spur you on to keep you on your toes.
How do I motivate myself to undertake the career change then?
a) Assess your feelings, try to understand what frustrates you or annoys you at work? What things make you upset? Start writing these thoughts down and it will all start to reveal itself to you.
We undertake this exercise because we find that when we are assessing a problem that is annoying us, we review what is actually causing us pain. It’s a cleansing of the soul activity, getting you to the point of realisation to comprehend what you no longer want to put up with anymore, before deciding what you want.
b) The next thing to do once the above has been completed, is to ask yourself:
What do you want from your new career path?
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
What will make you happy again?
You need to create a vision, so that you can see what you want your career to look like. This will give you direction and clarity.
At this stage it is important that you identify your pains and envisage your career pleasure, the how will come thereafter. You need to take this time to be clear on what you want.
I would welcome a discussion on this if you so wish, so contact me when you are ready.
- How do I find a career that will suit me? (career-advice.monster.co.uk)
- Tip 1: Know What You Want (leadingfortransformation.com)
- The New Rules for Getting Ahead at Work (money.usnews.com)
- How to manage a career in 2012 (penelopetrunk.com)
- To Get the Job of Your Dreams, Stop Dreaming (blogs.hbr.org)
- Tai chi exercises inspire career change (dahnyogataichi.com)