If you keep a positive mode of thought throughout your career change process, when difficulties arise, it allows you to draw on your strengths aiding your motivation for the cause. This, in turn, allows us to spend more time making progress, and less time feeling down and stuck. The tips below are intended to help you, when those moments arise.
Take Good Care of Yourself
The main thing to do here is to ensure that you are eating and sleeping well, so that you are equipped to handle the challenges that come your way.
Don’t allow other people’s opinions to sway yours.
A fear of not being liked or accepted sometimes leads us to assume that we know what others are thinking, but our fears are not always reality. If you have decided that you want to change your life for the better and undertaking a career transition is for you – do it, it’s your life not other people’s to control. Don’t waste time worrying about other people’s opinions of you.
Distance from any negative thoughts
Don’t allow your negative thoughts to have any hold over you. There will be moments when you feel, you can’t go through with this career change. Distance yourself from the thought and don’t allow yourself to follow it. Strength of character is called for here; it will be worth it in the end when you are in your new job and career.
Destroy the “ANTs”
In his book “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life,” Dr. Daniel Amen talks about “ANTs” – Automatic Negative Thoughts. These are the bad thoughts that are usually reactionary, like “Those people are laughing, because I want a career change,” or “The boss wants to see me, it must be bad!” When you notice these thoughts, realise that they are nothing more than ANTs and they need to be destroyed.
If you find yourself focusing on something negative, as you know, it’s not productive to worry, something you can remove from your behaviour. There is nothing wrong with looking ahead for your career path and caring that you structure things appropriately. What you don’t want to do is to allow worry to stagnate you. You will not think logically about the steps ahead.
If you want to discuss this further, please contact me.
- Can I afford to change my career? (career-advice.monster.co.uk)
- Tip 1: Know What You Want (leadingfortransformation.com)
- Tip 2: Know your true priorities (leadingfortransformation.com)
- How important is a positive mindset to your career transition? (changeit24.co.uk)