Is It Time to Make a Career Change? 56

Is It Time to Make a Career Change? -

Even if you’re considered successful in what you do and are in a profitable market, that may still not be the right career for you.

There’s more to it than just the money. There’s also the satisfaction, the attitude towards you, the atmosphere at work, the benefits you get, the opportunities that come your way, whether or not you love what you do and are having fun doing it, having a chance to exceed by working harder, etc.

Here are some signs that it’s time for you to make a career change and follow another path:

1. You’re too stressed out.

If your job leads to burnout, you’re better off exploring other options.

Maybe you’re just not meant to be doing this. Even if the work itself is not stressful, you may be overwhelmed and anxious the moment you step in the office.

If new clients and projects bring you too much pressure, if you can’t stop thinking about work when you’re at home, and even have a hard time getting yourself to sleep, then your career is ruining your health.

2. You didn’t really choose that career.

Maybe you’ve been following conventional wisdom so far, listened to what others were saying and did what was expected from you. In this case, you became a doctor because your parents and grandparents are in that field and you didn’t even allow yourself to dream about something else, or you didn’t really know what to do after high school, went to university and got a business degree, and then started working for the first company that seemed like a good choice.

But the dissatisfaction never goes away. You just become more and more miserable if you’re doing a job you don’t like. What’s more, you start hating it over time, you start blaming your relatives for making you take it, etc.

But what kind of a lifestyle is it if you’re a lawyer when you’re much more interested in finance and is where your efforts and time are better invested?

Go check out the banking jobs in the area. That’s the very first step to the biggest transformation in your life.

3. You’re not passionate about what you do.

There may have been some passion and you may have found some meaning in your career in the beginning, but not anymore.

Listen to such signs. It won’t get any better if you’re bored and exhausted by it now.

There’s something you can work that will excite you, that will give you a reason to wake up every day and hustle, that will be your biggest challenge and which will make you feel alive. Find it and make the necessary career change.

4. You can’t stop dreaming about something else.

If you think about something else every day, it’s worth pursuing it.

If you’re constantly imagining yourself in another field, following the trends there, talking with people about it, doing your research, daydreaming about it, etc. – then you’ve got a serious interest in it and it’s worth giving it a try.

5. You’re not given what you deserve.

It’s possible that your current career doesn’t give you the opportunities you deserve to exceed.

You may be in it only for the money, but at some point you’ll want more of it, and you may not be given the chance to receive a promotion. Even if you’re a hard worker, have built a name for yourself and are looking to make something bigger out of this, you’re limited by the market itself, the people in your firm, the fact that what you do isn’t your true passion and it doesn’t come naturally to you (so you need to work twice as hard to see any progress).

But if you think about a career change, you’ll enter a new world of opportunities. Your talents will finally be rewarded. There you’ll be able to improve your personal brand, start a business on your own eventually, and live the ideal lifestyle doing what you love.

So, is it time for a career change?

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion 12

Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!


This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.