Starting over: How to make the difficult decision to change career

Making the decision to change jobs is not at all easy, after all, a major change in your professional life can be a very stressful process.

Doubts, fears, insecurity, and at the same time that feeling of anxiety at the thought of finding a career that you love or that will give you the routine you dream of.

It’s definitely not going to be a simple transition, in fact, it’s not easy for anyone, but there are a few ways to make sure you’re on the right track.

Set your goal and don’t deviate from it

Just because you are looking to change careers doesn’t mean you should accept any opportunity; if you do, you may end up not reaching your goal.

If your goals are too far away from the opportunity you find, think twice before accepting it, but if the opportunity can be a stepping stone to achieve what you want, don’t be afraid to start.

Find out the real reason why you want to change career

Do you want to change what you do or how you do it? Here, you have to be very honest with yourself to avoid future frustrations.

Don’t limit yourself to the simple “I want to earn more” or “I’m tired of this routine”, look for the deeper reasons, they are the ones that will give you the strength to take the leap of change.

Do you want more money? Fine, but for what? What would having more money help or enable you to do? It is after finding answers to questions like these that you will have enough motivation to go down the path of career change.

List the actions you will need to take

Changing careers always involves some form of change in your life, so it is important that, among other things, you are clear about everything you will need to change to make your new path possible.

Consider what personal and professional factors you will have to develop or leave behind on the path you will travel in pursuit of your goal.

Be aware of the pros and cons

Think about all the possible negative outcomes, and then commit yourself to also thinking about the best things that might happen. What do you have to lose and what do you have to gain from this change?


One of the few certainties you can have is that change always has a margin of uncertainty. 

If you get caught up in thinking about what might or might not happen you will probably undermine all your possibilities.

And do you know the best way to avoid these dangerous and tiring thoughts? Use the time and effort to make a reasoned and intelligent decision, then you can move with confidence, even with the feeling of insecurity that change always brings.

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