By: Ana Margarita Olar| Executivechronicles.com
Are you considered successful with your career but you feel that there’s something lacking?
Have you almost reached the top of the organizational ladder but you still can’t fill that gaping void in your life?
Or do you feel that you have exhausted all your efforts but things are just the same?
Here are some reasons to consider changing careers:
YOU JUST STUMBLED UPON YOUR CURRENT CAREER
How did you find your current career? Did you choose it? Or are you influenced by your parents or siblings? Was it your choice? Or were you just forced into it? Did you stay just to pay the bills? Can you see yourself for the next 20 years doing the same thing? If not then you might want to reconsider changing your career.
YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE TRYING TO FIX YOUR WEAKNESS IN YOU CURRENT CAREER
Everybody has their weaknesses and strengths. What are you employing in your current career? Is it harnessing your strengths? Or are you trying to fix your weakness to the point of exhaustion?
If the answer is the latter, then you’re in for a future burnout. You can face your weakness, but don’t try to fix it. Don’t try to be perfect. No one is. Try to change career into something that harnesses your full potential.
THERE IS NO “NEXT LEVEL” FOR YOU
A career should be nourished and should continue to grow. And with each growth, you become a better person. But what if there is no next level for your career? What if it no longer challenges you? Then you’re in for stagnation. And don’t let it happen. You might want to consider changing your career and try something else.
YOUR PRESENT CAREER HAS LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES
This situation is common nowadays. You chose a career that offers plenty of opportunities in the past. But due to an improvement in technology or change in the economy, you opportunities become limited. If this happens, then you must consider jumping off the boat and look for another job.
YOU EXPERIENCE CHRONIC FATIGUE ANDBURNOUT
In any field, it is normal to work under pressure and to face challenges. There are some tasks which can push us to our limit. But if we are enjoying what we are doing, we don’t feel the stress and we don’t feel tired. So if you feel exhausted, worn out and depleted on your job, maybe it’s time you think of dropping it off.
Finally, if you want to succeed in your career, you have two choices. One is to try to think of ways on how you will enjoy your current career. And two, if you have exhausted all the means but you still feel ‘forced” in your present career, and then maybe its time to change it.