In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about why there is nothing wrong with you!
Find the Full Notes to this episode at RecoveringCorpoholics.com/32.
Feeling stuck in your job is not an easy feeling. Especially when you have no idea what you want to do next. Even if you do have an idea, it’s not easy to switch when your friends and family think you're crazy for leaving a good career behind.
This is also true for the people that have multiple passions and want to explore them all and for the people who knew exactly what they wanted and don’t anymore.
So what ends up happening is we start to question ourselves. We can’t help but think “why can’t I be happy or content like them (or my coworkers)”. And then we start to doubt ourselves and think: “will switching really make me happy” or “will I ever be happy”.
And thinking this way leads you to believe that something is wrong with you.
That you will never figure it out, that if you do, you won’t succeed (for numerous reasons such as you don’t have the skills, the experience, the attention span, etc.) and you’re going to be kicking yourself for leaving in the first place.
But let me stop you right there and tell you NOTHING IS WRONG WITH YOU!
If anything, something is wrong with THEM! You are meant for more and you want your life to be filled with meaning, with passion and to me, that is a life to be lived. You are an exceptional human being with so much potential and interest, and people like you change the world.
In reality, there is nothing wrong with either side. It just is that we are all different, we all have different wants and needs and live different lives, no matter how similar we both seem.
Who cares if you want to change careers to do something you’re passionate about. Who cares if you have to switch jobs multiple times until you find something you love. Who should care anything about your career, other than you?
People used to think that you should stay in one job, that women shouldn’t work, that learning disorders were actually people who were lazy, but times have changed. People have stood up to these silly presumptions and have changed the world.
Changing misunderstandings starts with you. Be the change you want to see. Your life is too valuable to settle for anything less. And the more people that go out and do this, the more life will be better for those to come.
The working world is starting to see a shift toward meaningful careers and it is an amazing time to be in the workforce. You don’t have to stay in one job. You may have loved something one time, but just like how we change, so do our passions, job interests and therefore, careers!
You are more than qualified to do what you love. You are more skilled than most people out there. You just have to start believing it.
Maybe you don’t have the exact skills just yet, but if you have the desire to do something, that is worth more than any skill. I know I would hire someone who is willing to go the extra mile anyday over someone who has the skills but no desire.
So stop hiding your talents, stop not believing in yourself and just start doing what you love today......