I remember the feelings I had when I was ready for a new career. There were days that work was fun and I felt good. But then there were the days I wasn’t into the work and it was a horrible situation. I felt such despair.
I was upset with myself for feeling unhappy. I was upset with myself for wanting something new. And I was upset with myself for not knowing what that would be.
I started looking for new jobs on the internet. And I started to dream about what else I wanted to do.
I got nowhere. I wasn’t exploring things I needed for a job to align with my values and beliefs. I never even thought about what my values and beliefs were.
What are my values and beliefs?
When I decided on a career in college, I didn’t have a life vision or plan. It was more like “Oh, that sounds interesting. I guess I will try it.” I just started on that path and kept moving forward.
We get to decide our future. We get to decide how it will turn out. We get to decide what we want to do and how we want to live.
Instead of thinking a crystal ball can give us the answers, we can discover our values and beliefs and design a life that aligns with them.
We can do anything we want to do.
I am in charge of my life. I am making the decisions and I am the only one who can decide what I want.
Instead of looking at this with fear and thinking “Will I get it right? What if I make the wrong decision?” I look at it as great opportunity. With choice we can design the ideal career for us. We can explore things that sound interesting and decide if they are interesting for us. We can dream and make it happen.
Once I took time to look at my values and beliefs I opened myself to endless opportunities. Since I got to decide how I wanted to live my life, I decided to be happy.
You are in control. Nothing is a mistake. It is all information.
If the job doesn’t work out you can try another one with more information and experience than you had before. Experience about that job, experience about what you like and dislike, and experience of researching and finding a job.
Don’t let one bad career stop you from finding one that you like. You do not have to stay stuck.