Many people follow their careers very haphazardly with little thought given to the two important questions of “What do I really want from my career?” and “Where do I see my career taking me in 5 or 10 years time?”
If we fail to ask ourselves these questions how do we know if our careers are going to give us what we really want and take us to where we ultimately want to be. Consider the satellite navigation system that many of us use in our cars, if we fail to enter a specific and correct destination and ensure we follow the map of how to get there we could end up anywhere, and we have wasted so much time in doing so.
It is also a sad fact that many people are in jobs that they do not enjoy or feel passionate about. Ask yourself “Do I look forward to going to work each day?” and “Does my job allow me to use my unique skills and talents to bring real meaning to my life?” If the answer to either of these questions is “No” then you may want to re-think your career. It may not necessarily involve a complete sea change for everyone but it may require a change in perception and a different way to see your current job or a move to another more suitable position within your organisation. Everyone is different.
Maybe your current job is taking more of your time than you would ideally like and is putting a strain on family relationships or eating into your leisure time leaving no time to enjoy life with friends and family. Sometimes pressures of work leave little time to relax and re-charge ourselves leaving us feeling tired, stressed and overwhelmed with the pace if it all.
Would you like to address this work, life balance so you can plan to spend your time split between the other activities that are important to you, making your life more enjoyable, peaceful and contented.
If you want to design, plan and live a more rewarding and fulfilling life with a career that inspires you then I would love to help you achieve that.