Whether we want to or not, we all spend a lot of time at work. This means that we should really try to enjoy it as best we can.
The trouble is, there is a real conflict of interest between doing a job we love and earning money. Particularly when it may seem that being able to do both is a dream that is unachievable. One problem is that if you are already working, the idea of leaving your job and starting somewhere new is pretty terrifying. Particularly if this change is likely to be a big jump.
The best thing that you can do is to face those fears, be brave and make a leap. To help you along the way we have put together 12 ways that you can secure the career of your dreams.
Find out what makes you tick
Finding out what makes you tick is going to help you to find the right career path. Spend a few days discovering what makes you feel satisfied in your current role and what the things that really don’t appeal.
Don’t just stick to your talents
There are plenty of people that get stuck in a career rut have done so because they are good at that particular role. Whilst it is a good idea to be good at what you do, if you don’t enjoy it then you might be better off finding something else to do. Even if it is something that you are going to have to learn about.
Try not to punish yourself
It is tempting to beat yourself up because you have ended up going down a path that might not 100% match to your values, but it is important that you don’t punish yourself. Instead, embrace those feels and use them to be the motivation to make the change.
Go with your gut
Know that feeling in the pit of your stomach that something is wrong? This is an evolutionary response to potential danger. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t think about things before jumping ship, but instead you should really try not to avoid your gut feeling as it could be leading you in the right direction.
Don’t always think about the negative outcomes
As people we are conditioned for avoiding loss, and whilst we focus on avoiding negative outcomes, we can miss out on focusing on the positive ones. If you want to really push forward and find your drive, then you can look at what you have to lose if you don’t give it your all.
Failing doesn’t make you a failure
As well as being frightened of what we can lose, we all also have an inbuilt fear of failure. Rather than tying failing to your emotions, try to think that failing doesn’t make you a failure. Giving up will do that.
Learn from mistakes
Okay, we know that the idea of learning from our mistakes is enough to make anyone roll their eyes. But really, the truth is that failure is a great opportunity to learn. Rather than thinking that you can’t do something, you need to ask yourself how you can improve and adapt to be able to do it better next time.
Think of what advice you would give someone else
If you are finding it hard to figure out what to do, then perhaps it is a good idea to try and see it from someone else’s perspective. Pretend that your issue is someone else’s and that they are asking for advice. What would you say to them? Listen to the advice that you are giving yourself, it might just be the nod in the right direction that you need.
Think about the obstacles and how to get over them
Thinking about just the positive that could happen is great, but it might not be the most realistic approach. Instead, it is a good idea to try and visualise some of the hurdles that might crop up along the way, as well as how you can beat them. This will give you a well rounded view of what you want to do.
Really think about what you want
Really asking yourself what you want and how you are going to get it is a great way to focus your mind on the changes that you want to achieve. It will also help you to get into the right mindset ready to make those changes.
Surround yourself with the right people
The people that you spend time with have an effect on your mood and what you want to do in life. Make sure that you find like minded people, as they will give you the motivation that you need to succeed.
So, there you have it, just some of the ways that you can try to ignore the fear that you might feel about changing careers in Brighton and try your best to achieve whatever it is that you want with your life!