"You're almost afraid to say it out loud...but you don't enjoy your work anymore."
"You feel trapped. You want to do so many things, but each day you just keep grinding it out here, even though your heart is no longer in it."
"You're supposed to stay. Your employees are counting on you, right? You can't make a change now."
Careers Are Not Life Sentences
How many of us "fell into" our careers? Does your undergraduate major align perfectly with how your professional life has played out? Of course it doesn't. 'Perfect alignment' is not how life works. Thank God!
One of the odd twists of fate however, is that when we "fall into something" we can mistakenly convince ourselves that things were supposed to work out that way forever. Seriously? I would be hard pressed to believe our entire professional lives are based on happenstance, good timing, or luck.
Simply because you're good at something and earn a decent salary, does not mean you are supposed to stay in that place forever. Worse yet, is when we internalize our "lucky break" so deeply with a specific company, that we feel completely demoralized if suddenly that company no longer feels so special about us.
You know that, right?
You Gotta Leave
Leaving a comfortable role that pays the bills is easier said than done. But, if you're one of those people that are horrified by the prospect of getting to the end of your life journey only to look back and start listing off all of the regrets, you may want to reconsider.
What do you really love? What have you always wanted to do professionally that you just haven't had the courage to try?
Who do you need to connect with to learn more, get advice, and develop your plan for what's next?
It's not impossible. I'm living proof.
How About You
No more talking about your future. It's time to take action and make it happen!
I'd love to hear from you.