Most of us, when we say the word change, it can be a frightening word. At least, for me it is anyway. I never cared for the word myself, it always sounded so…unnecessary! Okay, let me explain. Change is mysterious, it is venturing into unknown territory and you have no idea if things are going to work out or not. It is a risk to change something major in your life, such as a career change and let’s face it, the unknown can be scary to many of us when we are settled into our lives, good or not so good, in our own little worlds.
The best way to go about considering a change in jobs is to ask yourself an important question. If you could change anything in your life, which part would it be? You may not want to change anything; your life may be going according to plan. But, if the answer is you are unhappy or unfulfilled with what you do each day, then maybe it is time for a change. When you think about it, if you are spending at least 8 hours every day or more working, that is a big chunk of your time and an even bigger part of your life you are spending on doing something that does not make you happy. Shouldn’t we at least try to make ourselves happy with what we are working on each day? The answer is hopefully, yes.
If you are thinking about changing careers, how do you get started? Once you have decided you are less than thrilled with your current job, you will need to start thinking about what you really want to do with your life. This means focusing on yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, and what your specific calling is in life. Do some soul searching and listen to what your heart is telling you to do. It is never wrong and can lead you in the right direction.
This may be a new thing for a lot of us since life is busy, we all have responsibilities and we don’t always take the time to put ourselves first and focus on our own happiness, but it can be worth it in the end.
For me, I decided I wanted to be writing full-time in addition to writing creatively with poetry. I knew my calling was to be a writer my entire life and this is how I wanted to contribute to society and be a productive human being. We all want to make a difference in our lives and other lives we touch. This is how we give our lives meaning and ultimately will make us the happiest, doing what we love to do.