To succeed in changing your career, one must focus on a number of important things that will help facilitate change:
Success is in the mind of the beholder. To achieve success it is up to you to make the conscious decision to work for that goal. Everyone’s version of success is different. It is up to you to determine what your true goals are and what determines success for you.
Life is more complex, more demanding, more involved, worldlier and more stressful than ever. We have moved from a traditional industrial manufacturing base to the super highway of internet and informational technology of global proportions. This transition has created profound changes in the way we perceive our careers and our society.
I fundamentally believe that this is your life, so live it. Do what you love. If you don’t like something, change it. Open your mind. Often opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is short. Live your dream.
The need to decide what you want in your career and what you value the most is central to being happy. Without this answer it is difficult to move forward.
Changing careers is a journey that requires a great deal of fortitude, perseverance and an ability to overcome adversity. Focus on your goals and maintain a clear defined path to achieving those goals.
Just the thought of changing your career can be so daunting that it quickly disappears into the deepest recesses of your mind. What was I thinking to even contemplate changing my career? Such thoughts are perfectly normal. Fear and anxiety are typical reactions to such career changing thoughts.
Many factors come into play when a person contemplates a career change. Some of these factors are obvious such as financial gain or job satisfaction or even having to find a job due to being made unemployed.
The statement of “why not you?” has many connotations. I would like to focus on the one that meant the most to me when I was deep into the career change mentality namely, “anything is possible and if others can do it why not me?”
Once you grasp that meaning, your approach becomes more determined and your self-confidence elevates. Suddenly goals become achievable. The “why not me?” seems attainable.