When others want to change their career path, we are full of support for their cause; put the situation on the other foot and the decision process becomes one of the toughest. It is fair to say, that a career change takes a lot of mental application, especially for example if you have a family and dependents. There are things to consider such as salary, working hours and potential studying. The big cloud over your head as always, could be that your plans may not work out, increasing your potential problem load. Considering all of this, it is vital that you maintain a mental strength and don’t allow this or any other issue to distract you from making your dream a reality.
There are so many benefits to be gained when you change your career path, keep that in your mind. A change of your career, can take you from a comfort zone position to a more uncomfortable one, this will challenge you and you will reap the long term benefits from that when you take stock of your career afterwards. For example a mechanic turning into a school teacher, is a totally unrelated change, involving additional time required for study to learn and acquire new skills for the role. However, not everything needs to be so drastic; you can always learn the skills of a new job, whilst in your present role, a slightly different stance for the transition.
Let’s take it from the original thought concept of changing your career. There are loads of questions that come to the fore, like; how did I get in this position in the first place? Is this the right decision to change career path? Is it an option that I stay doing the same thing? This all requires soul searching and practical thought to determine what is right for you, not anybody else.
Before you embark on a career path change, you need to have a clear picture on what you want to achieve over the next five years, will a change of career accommodate meeting those aims? It is at this point you have some realistic appreciation of what the next steps should be. It is important that you are honest with yourself and provide valid arguments for your decision. If you do choose to pursue with the career change, you need to be mentally strong and determined and take responsibility for making the change you desire. Keep a positive mindset and your goal will be realised. If you decide to stay in your present job, make the most of it and try and be the best you can be within that career field. It could be you proving to yourself that you are capable and make your career a success.
Take stock of this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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