Most of us, when we want more out of our careers, start at the beginning. We go with the most obvious things: self-help books, browsing job ads or taking a course. Some of us join volunteer boards to fill the gap we feel in our career.
- Because when you read inspirational books, it feels like progress.
- Because when you think about applying for a new job, it feels like progress.
- Because when you take a course, it feels like an investment in your future.
- Because if we add more responsibility to our plates, we'll feel satisfied.
It makes it easy to believe that you are taking steps to a career you are proud of.
But, when you stop reading the book past chapter three. And the new jobs don't look interesting. And you could have taught the course you enrolled in. And the volunteer role drains you, you look around to see that you have not moved.
It sucks when you don't even know what to say about yourself.
Or what you want. Do you need a life coach? A break? You're not sure.
All you know is that you want to continually grow your career and none of the above has worked.