You know your potential and you know that you could do more. And that makes it even harder to stay there and do what you are doing. But… you need the money…. or the benefits or …. [insert whatever else you need].
While some may disagree, but having a job is a choice!
…Easier said than done… but you don’t have to stay where you don’t want to be.
When you are not happy it’s because you are thinking of all the consequences of staying in the job.
The consequences are the reasons you are and stay stuck. The impact to your lifestyle, your quality of life, your reputation and your confidence are just some of the reasons that cause you to stay stuck.
You: I have to go, because [insert reasons]
You: … I don’t like it, but [insert reasons]
You: …I have no choice, because [insert reasons]
A lot of us walk around as victims in our own careers, chained to our lifestyles, and wearing the golden handcuffs.
But ask yourself the question… do you really have to work in that exact job, in that office, in that location, to make the same amount, or do what you do right now?
Is it the only way? … let it sink in
… is it really the only way?
When is the last time you took inventory of your life and made a change in your career? Not just applying to roles because your resume has a specific skills/experience because you have been doing this since university, but actually designing where you want your career to go?
You’re probably thinking, I do a job review each year….
Don’t mistake this question for the performance/learning plans you do within your organization that in most cases is based on your current role.
If you are feeling caught up in the cycle, it’s because you are not clear on what you want for your future, or you want to go from 0 to 100 from where you are without a true plan.
Narrow down what you hate about your job. Write down the reasons that make it hard for you to stay motivated or happy. And ask yourself, why is it a problem? And what you can do to change it? De-personalize the politics.