As one gets older, one comes to realization that life doesn’t always fall into place without a bit of effort from you. In a nutshell, if you don’t take control of your life, you and you alone are to blame.
My oldest client who ever came to me for career guidance was 55 years of age. She told me that she had at least 10 years left of work and that she had decided that a shift in career was necessary. Given, she didn’t want to go back to university to study a degree but, after completing our career guidance assessment, we evaluated her strengths and weaknesses and brainstormed different options within the field she had gained work experience in. A slight shift resulted in a renewed motivation and improved job satisfaction – an inspiration for us all to follow.
But, the reality of the situation wasn’t that I provided her with a fantastic service or phenomenal assessment product – it boiled down to her attitude! You see, having been in the industry for so long, I have come to better understand the human psyche. Guaranteed, a large percentage of people reading this article may be feeling miserable and unhappy. Feeling despondent and unmotivated on a Monday morning with the prospect of going to the office. Disliking your boss, company, colleagues etc… You may feel completely helpless, slaving away at a thankless job, where no-one appreciates you. Am I right?
Well, there is no-one to blame for your circumstances but yourself. No-one in life is going to hold your hand and make the changes in your life for you. If you are unhappy in your career, what are you doing about it? Why are you procrastinating? Stop complaining about how bad things are and take the next step. The prospect of a new career can be rather daunting but, just take one step at a time and before you know it, you’re have a workable plan to follow and a brighter future. There honestly is no time like the present to start taking responsibility for your life.