Your careers goals can actually become reality, and it can happen sooner than you think. You have to believe in your abilities and take action, but it can be done. Yup – you can wake up and find that you’re living the life of your dreams.
What is the major reason for putting off your careers aspirations until later? Is it because you believe your goals are unattainable? Or is it because you would need to make a profound change from the life you’re living now? Either way, there is good news. Even with major goals, you can put yourself on the right track. You do have to make a commitment and dedicate some time toward your goals.
Here are some tips to help you realize your true potential:
1. Articulate your goals. Rather than just thinking about your goals, put them down on paper after you decide what it is that you actually want. For instance, if you want to earn more money, how much more do you want? What will you need to do to get it? Specify your goal and try to make it measurable.
2. Create a career plan. This phase is essential to your success because you determine where you want to go, what resources you need and how you’re going to go forward. By creating a plan you are actually committing to your goal. Be sure to write down the steps you need to take to realize career success.
3. Stick to your deadlines. Allow for enough time so you don’t make yourself crazy. On the other hand, make your deadlines challenging enough to keep moving forward. Now hold yourself accountable. When you think about giving up, picture yourself in the job of your dreams. Whether your career change results in a big corner office, leaves you at a pottery wheel, or building bridges, remember your dream so that you can get beyond the hurdles. You can reach your goal.
Remember that your career goals can become reality. You have to believe in yourself and take action. You deserve to wake up and find that you’re living the life of your dreams, don’t you?
Making a career change does not have to be an agonizing process. Patricia Erickson discusses the ins and outs of career change in detail in her new book entitled Career Management Guide: A Practical Approach To Career Change In Any Economy.
Patricia is a highly regarded career management expert and certified professional resume writer with over twelve years of executive recruiting and coaching experience. She partners with career changers and job seekers to design strategies that transform careers. Patricia has helped clients to navigate toward their true career aspirations as well as finding purpose and personal fulfillment.