It can be hard when you want to change career. You know you’re going to have to shake things up. Your routine, what you know, what lies ahead, is all going to change. And that can be a really scary thought. We all like safety, comfort, routine. It helps us feel safe and in control.
You’re on your own
So you’re dealing with all these thoughts and worries, all on your own, in your head. Maybe if you’re lucky you have friends and family who are good listeners. But still – you feel there’s only so often you can repeat the same worries, fears, dreams.
Should I leave my job? Can I really do that? What do you think about this? What would you do in my position?
Chances are your friends and family are lovely and patient and just want the best for you. But it can get to the point where you feel like a broken record and you’re starting to annoy yourself with your indecision and lack of direction.
It could also be that you don’t really want to talk to those close to you, you feel ashamed that you’re somehow failing if you don’t feel 100% happy and successful in your work. It’s embarrassing to admit that maybe you’re not on the right path. It could be there’s this thing you’d secretly much rather be doing, but it seems silly or unrealistic.
When you’re feeling like this, chances are you need some assurance. You need someone to talk things through with at length. Someone to listen to you without judgement and without getting irritated or bored. An opportunity to have someone listen to your fears and dreams and let you talk it out. You can get everything out there, out of your head.
Someone who can read between the lines, get to the crux of what’s holding you back.
Is it lack of confidence?
Difficulty in making decisions?
Suppressing a big dream due to fear?
Is it caring too much what your family and/or friends think?
Talking to someone who’s been there too, can help
Talking to a coach, especially someone who’s been there, who’s gone through something similar, can help.
They’ll listen and they’ll help you to focus on what needs to be done to make some changes. You’ll have support and encouragement. You won’t need to worry about going on about yourself.
It’s all about you, and it’s all about moving your forwards towards what you want.
If you’d like to try coaching with me, we can talk things through and make an action plan together. Send me a message at: firstname.lastname@example.org.