Do you feel your professional life has stagnated?
Do you feel you are at a fork in the road and not sure which path to take?
Do you find yourself wondering “where am I headed in my career?”
Do you feel like you have reached a dead end in your career?
Do you feel no sense of purpose or meaning in the work you do?
All these feelings lead to a sense of feeling stuck.
Like there isn’t much that you can do about your career situation but suck it up and deal with it.
Here are three steps you can take to start getting unstuck:
Instead of beating yourself up about your career situation or why you are where you are career wise, get curious about it. When you are curious about something, you ask questions to get a better understanding or gain awareness. Here are some questions to get you started: What is making me feel the way I am? What is going on that is causing me to feel this way? What would I like to see happen here? What options can I explore to address this situation?
Ask yourself questions to gain a better understanding of what’s going on. You know yourself best and the answers lie within you.
Acknowledge that you have a career concern that you what to explore further. If you take the time to get curious and do the self-reflecting work it requires, you will be better able to clarify and determine your career concern.
Take Some Action
Deciding to take action to address your career concern can feel overwhelming. So take a bite size manageable action step. Write down your career concern. Think through the goals you need to accomplish to address the concern. The goals become your bite size manageable action steps towards addressing our career concern.
This will help you grow in confidence to address more of your career concerns and thus take ownership of your career journey.
“Deciding to take action to address your career concern can feel overwhelming. So take a bite size manageable action step.”