Get Excited About Your Future
“I’m so excited about the future,” my friend said to me with such passion that I could feel the joy radiating from her. She was devising a career strategy to pivot down a new career path.
Are you excited about your future?
Or, do you feel trapped in your job and unsure of what to do?
You have more control than you think. Once you actively plan your career strategy, you’ll be amazed at how empowered and invigorated you feel.
One of the first steps in making a career strategy is to identify your long-term and short-term goals. They can be as big or a modest as you like. They may range from changing careers, finding a job that will let you travel the globe, relocating to another city, gaining a promotion, working on different projects at your company, or becoming an expert in a particular subject. Once you envision your future and get clear on long-term goals, you can plan out short-term goals that will help you along the way.
Where Do You Want to Go?
A good starting point is to ask yourself the following questions:
- When are you happiest at work?
- How would you describe your perfect day?
- When are you most unhappy at work?
- If you are looking at your life a year into the future, what do you want to see?
- What is holding you back right now from making any changes?
Yes, this type of introspection takes a great deal of work. Yet you owe it to yourself to do it.
Treat your future and happiness with the same kind of dedication that you show towards anything else that is important to you. If you’d like someone to hold you accountable through this process, just reach out to me or another career coach.
Take heart that you can do this. The key is to start! Once you have a plan, just imagine how excited you will be about your future.