Keeping with the theme of forward progression:
what is keeping you where you are? Are you happy and satisfied, stuck and miserable, or somewhere in between?
Regardless of where you are in your career/life/personal situation, there’s always room for change. Finding the inspiration may be a combination of having had enough, really wanting something, or happy circumstance. Lately, I feel like I’m on a roller coaster. Several years ago I was doing what I liked doing – business intelligence, but I was in an atmosphere that was fairly caustic. I took a position with another company thinking it would be the answer to everything, but truthfully I wasn’t happy there either. Where I am now, I was starting to see everything in a negative light until I really had a bit of an turning point moment. The circumstances aren’t really important, what is, is that I decided I wanted and needed a change.
I’ve come to a few conclusions I thought I would share with everyone. Probably not the first to come to these thoughts, but I’m trying to get myself out there and generate some conversation, so here goes.
#1 – Every job you go to has it’s own bag of bulls&*t.
Sure when you first get there, everything seems awesome, but after a while, the bag starts to fill up, and you realize you’re walking around with a bag of bs and it’s starting to stink. “I’ll go somewhere else” you think, knowing that the grass is always greener over there. Problem is, reality checks in after a few weeks and you realize you’ve just exchanged one bag of BS for another.
I’m still working out how to look at it differently, but I really feel that’s the key – it’s your perception of situations that color your reaction to them. Perfect example – I am so jealous of the people at Summit right now, seeing everyone making amazing connections, seeing great stuff, and learning a lot. In the past, I would watch the tweets and posts and feel the jealousy sink in deeper, but I had an epiphany a few months ago.
#2 – I am the instrument of change. It may seem simple, but it never really sank in that it’s really up to me to make that happen, it’s up to me to find a way to get to that conference so I can share the amazing experiences and be part of it all. It’s all about how much you’re willing to do and how much you want something – are you willing to sacrifice to get what you want/need?
#3 – Change isn’t easy, and it’s not something you should jump into. Plan, discuss, think, discuss more, tweak the plan, and keep it going. It’s like a living thing you have to nurture.
Anyway, it’s my daughter’s birthday and I’m in a food coma from PF Changs 🙂 Discuss…..