Some perspective on why you’re not sure what’s next for you in your career.
Everyday I work with successful, accomplished, and educated leaders who have no problem making tough decisions when it comes to their day-to-day work responsibilities.
They make hiring decisions.
They develop new initiatives.
They create new policies.
They make (and often communicate) hard budget decisions.
They make hard personnel decisions.
They communicate tough news to their team.
But when we talk about “what’s next” for them in their career, I often hear “I don’t know.”.
Why is that?
Aren’t we all supposed to know what we want to be when we grow up?
(If we did, we’d already be doing it!)
Here is what I have learned.
In working with my clients, I often see them experience what I refer to as “failing ahead of time”.
Failure ahead of time.
What exactly does that mean?
It means is that we aren’t taking the actions needed in order to make the changes we say we want out of a deep rooted (many times) fear of failure. And what happens is we stop ourselves dead in our tracks because we anticipate all the ways in which we could fail if we really went after it.
So therefore we don’t do anything. And what truly ends up happening is that we then start to fail, but only ahead of time.
So here’s some advice if you’re finding yourself failing ahead of time:
Failure is the way to success.
Discomfort is your currency to success.
If you aren’t taking action, you’re moving yourself farther away from self-confidence.
Self-confidence fuels action.
If you’re not taking action, you’re not generating self-confidence.
Learn how to generate self-confidence.
I can show you how.
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