Do you feel stuck? Do you find yourself unhappy in your current professional situation? If you do, you aren’t alone. Virtually everyone will deal with feelings of stagnation and unhappiness, and these could be signs that you need to make a change. If you think it’s time to move on or start something new, how can you know what to do next? The next step may not be immediately clear, but there are questions you can ask yourself to help figure out the best way forward for your individual situation.
No two people will have the same path. Everyone has a different journey, but there are certain things you can ask yourself that will help you sort through your emotions, separate fact from feelings and help you see how you can find a sense of fulfillment in your professional life. Some of these questions include:
-What is your definition success, and what would it look like for you to feel like you’ve arrived?
-What parts of your current work do you find rewarding, and what do you dread doing each day?
-Do you feel excitement about your work?
-What would you have to change about your job to make you look forward to work each day?
-Do you like working with people, or do you prefer to work on your own?
-Do you feel like your talents are being wasted at your current job?
-Do you have ideas and dreams that you are not able to implement at your current job?
These questions can help you determine if your feelings of unhappiness are permanent or it’s time to move on to something new. When you evaluate your answers, you may also find that you have a better idea of what you need to do in order to find a sense of accomplishment and peace of mind with your job. You may feel stuck, but you don’t have to stay in that place forever. A few questions and an honest assessment of what you really want can help you get “unstuck”.
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC