Do you believe in creating your ideal career? If you're here, there must be some part of you that does. The first step to your ideal career is figuring out what it could be.
Figuring out what your ideal career looks like and making the changes we need to achieve it can seem a daunting task. Taking on this task requires our willingness to reflect, take focused action, and even make gradual behavior change over a period of time. But it's worth it! Having a fulfilling and rewarding career can lead to a happier and life that we love.
The first step in figuring out your ideal career is simple, but not easy. Take the time to reflect on what you truly want. Be honest with yourself because this is often the hardest part. This means asking yourself some (sometimes tough) questions, such as: What do I enjoy doing? What are my strengths and passions? What are my values and priorities? What do I want my life to look like?
Once you have a clearer idea of what your ideal career looks like, it's time to take focused action to make it a reality. This might involve setting goals, creating a plan, and taking specific steps to move towards your desired outcome. It might also involve seeking out opportunities, expanding and nurturing your network, and learning new relevant skills.
But here's the thing: making a career change is not just about taking action. Making a career change also involves changing your behavior. This means letting go of old habits and mindsets that might be holding you back, and instead adopting new habits and mindsets that will support your success (whatever that means to you) in your ideal career. Making this kind of change also means being willing to take risks and step outside of your comfort zone.
Remember, figuring out what your ideal career looks like and making the necessary changes to achieve it is a combination of reflection, focused action, and behavior change over a period of time. And you know the effort is worth it because, if you are here, at least a small part of you believes that it is possible to get clarity on your ideal career and how to get there.