We all have a purpose in life. We all have a mission.
It’s never too late. Better late than never. This kind of expressions exist in almost all languages. Phrases that connect us with the opportunity and positivity.
I consider myself a defender of crises. That is, in these periods is when we grow more and we also learn more. That’s why I always say that crises are welcome because they help you to change something in your life and to take it to the next level.
It’s amazing and really motivating to see people who have radically changed their lives because they are driven by their passion, their desire to grow and improve their lives. But changing jobs is not an easy task. In fact, making such an important jump is only possible if our identity is really aligned with the objective.
And here’s the problem because most of us have an identity that limits us through fears, insecurity, limiting beliefs, patterns of behavior that no longer serve or at least aren’t the most appropriate to change.
Opinions or convictions such as “at my age it’s too late to reinvent myself professionally“, “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t“, “I won’t be able to find a good job if I leave mine” … they are what make us even dare to think about the next step.
But the good news is that it’s not impossible. In fact it’s important that we take into account that everything we believe in life, from us, the world, others are mere opinions … that our immediate environment, education, culture and our own experience have given us.
The most powerful beliefs are formed especially before experiences that mark us, and that indicate what is pain and pleasure. That is, human beings actually try to avoid pain and pursue pleasure. If a situation such as changing jobs is associated with a painful event (either because we have lived it, we have been told about it, we have seen it in the news, movies or books), the belief that professional change is created will be created in us linked to danger, but in reality it is not like that.
And for that reason we will try to avoid it.
That is why it is so important to question our beliefs. If you feel unhappy in your work and something inside tells you that you would like to change your profession, but you do not dare, try to find that limiting belief that you have regarding your current situation.
Ask yourself: what really scares me? What do I think will happen if I take the step to change?
Exit professional stagnation
And if you have finally realized that you feel stuck at a professional level and that you want to change but you do not know how, because you are afraid, insecure … I can tell you that it is something totally normal. Almost any process of change involves fear, doubts. I’ve been through all this.
And is that the best way to deal with situations of change is through acceptance, a process through which parts of a state in which you feel lost, blocked … until you reach a real transformation.
In this way, you will be able to clarify your doubts, understand why you think as you think, what you really need, how you can get it.