5 things to consider before changing your jobs
Ambition and self-esteem are a complex combination that causes people to be trapped in places they do not want to be. Sometimes, it makes you forget about evaluating your relationship to the job. Only when you have inherited enough property, ordinary office work could become a pleasure. If you have not, you will more or less feel that your current job is putting too much pressure on you. Not to mention staying in an environment that makes you nervous for a long time can damage your mind, body and spirit.
Many studies have shown that work-related stress can cause depression, cardiovascular disease and even musculoskeletal disorders. In fact, when your inner voice is crying for liberation, you struggle with it and choose to remain attached to your current job.
Sometimes, giving up the way you are going and changing your job is the best decision, but few dare to choose that method. Of course, standing at the crossroads like that, choosing the right direction is extremely difficult. So, today, let’s answer these 5 questions that help you understand more about your intention to switch jobs.
1. Do you feel bored?
A wise man once claimed that boredom was a demon, and he got a point. When you fall into boredom, you will lack passion, motivation and vitality. That is not to mention the energy inside to help yourself wake up with fresh enthusiasm.
Unfortunately, your career and your current job can bring you many negative emotions. It is true that there will be days when you feel bored when nothing goes wrong with you. But, try to imagine a scale in front of you. Put your energetic, inspiring, exciting days on one side, and the boring days on the other side. If the boring side is heavier, it may be a sign that it is time to change your job and find another way for yourself.
2. What would your idol do in the same situation?
It could be Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey or even your dear grandma, you probably have at least one person you admire for their personality, ability or simply because they dare to live the life they want, right? Ask yourself, if they fall into the same situation, what would they do?
What makes people you admire always inspire others is that they are always brave for what they want. So, by taking them into your decision-making process, you can be inspired to change jobs and do what you believe in.
3. Do you need some rest?
Before blaming the current job, make sure your blame is true. Is there any other reason in life that makes you feel stressed and depressed? Before you try to leave, you may need to spend some time resting and resolving any issues that have deprived your enjoyment.
After all, no matter how many times you change jobs and how attractive or flashy your new job is, you still have to deal with your real problems. So, just solve them first.
4. Are you deviating from your potential?
Another difficult question to answer is whether, after leaving your current job, you are running away from your potential. Is renunciation the easiest way out?
Marianne Williamson, the founder of the Peace Alliance once wrote: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us." Sometimes, there are challenges and the people have face, challenges that will make you shine and be remembered later. Remember that when you let yourself shine, you accidentally give others the chance to do the same thing you do.
5. What is scarier: the thought of staying or the unsteady feeling of leaving?
When you have answered all of these questions above, maybe this is the biggest question you have to ask yourself before making a decision to change your job. Throwing away your safety cover when it can no longer serve you might be very scary. However, do not let the uncertainty prevent you.
Just get excited with the dream and the new path you are going to take. You are always, and will always have the right to allow yourself to walk the path that you believe in. You are not a tree to stand still forever, aren’t you?
By: Frank Richardson