I was one of those weird kids that loved school and stayed on to the very last day. The only problem was I didn’t have a clue as to what I was going to do next never mind for the rest of my life, does any of this sound familiar to you?
By the same token I had friends who knew exactly where there were going and what they were going to do, not due to them having good guidance either, by and large it was their parents plans for them, some of that worked and some of that ended in disaster.
Others I knew had little aspirations, they had no encouragement to break beyond the limits set by their social standing.
So, is it any surprise that later in life adults start to feel uneasy in their “chosen” career. Now to some I know they feel that when they have reached a stage of security it feels like they cannot or is it should not stop and find something more satisfying. Even for the few that venture to look at “what else” they can often become stuck because they think in a very limited sense. The questions that should be asked are often not even considered people think in a very narrow sense and ask things like what else can I do with the skills that I have. Or they may expand that a little to be what else can I do with the skills that I have where I can earn more money.
I want to spend the next few blogs to consider this whole issue of career change. If it is something you think about off and on you might want to book mark this and add your own comments. This isn’t going to be just my strange meanderings on the issue of career and fulfilment but I want to get this in to the real of practical application and would love both for you to follow along and to comment. Who knows maybe this might be life changing for you. It may well help you to stop thinking small and to move towards the career that deep inside you long for.
I think that one of the greatest thing people cope with in later life is the regrets for what they never attempted, so please join me on this journey.