The Antidote To Discontent Is A Proactive Approach 300x191 - Career Change: The Antidote To Discontent Is A Proactive ApproachHave you ever asked yourself what is really important in your career? Now might be the perfect time for some personal-reflection. Read on to get sense of how to take a proactive approach to career change and a career filled with personal fulfillment.

Discontent sets in when I don’t search for something more. I know this now and have decided that I must do something to avoid discontent. It drives me to look beyond myself and toward something greater.

Discontentment is found within – rather than allow it to take over, I follow my passions in search of career related activities that will fulfill me.

I possess the courage to defy fear and embrace change. In fact, I believe change presents new opportunities and even greater adventures. Change makes for an interesting career.

When I feel discontent creeping up, I shake it off by taking on something new. I make a mental list of things I want to do – something that will be fulfilling and ultimately move me forward. I reflect on my list and turn my ideas into goals.

If I consistently take the lead, I will have an active and fulfilling career. It is up to me to propel myself toward fulfillment. It is up to me to figure out what I love most and do it. It is up to me to keep myself moving forward and engaged.

A proactive approach leads to a life filled with personal satisfaction and contentment. If I am consistently on the go, whether I am volunteering or attempting something new in my career, I am filled with satisfaction because I am always moving forward. My career will benefit from my proactive approach.

Today, I choose to take complete responsibility for my own career by having a proactive approach.

Personal-Reflection Questions:

1. What changes can I make when I feel discontentment set in?
2. Who is a proactive friend that I can call when I need make change?
3. How can I turn career change into a successful career?

Patricia Erickson is a career management expert and personal development enthusiast. She recently wrote a new book entitled Career Management Guide: A Practical Approach To Career Change In Any Economy.

Patricia 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.