Switching careers has never been easy, especially if you have devoted much of your time and effort into that career path. That’s why it’s hard to find a career that you love without taking any risks. You’re very lucky if the first career you’ve ever entered is one that you truly love, because for a lot of people, that is not always the case. While it’s not all that grueling to change careers, some people are just too comfortable with where they are now to accept any kind of change in their lives, even if that change would make them happy.
That’s why we’re here to tell you that to get that career that you truly love, you have to take risks. You have to take a step forward before you can reach your goal. You won’t get anywhere without risking anything. You can’t fight for your passion while staying in your comfort zone. You can’t have everything. If you’re ready to take that passion and claim it, you have to be absolutely sure about all the challenges you have to take. Of course, no one knows the outcome of what your choices would bring, but you wouldn’t know unless you try.
You don’t have to be rash and quit your job on the get go. Take small steps, like telling family and friends about your plans. Talk to like-minded people, those who are already doing what you want to be doing. Slowly pull yourself from the trenches of the career that you’re barely tolerating and reach the pastures of the career that you enjoy. If you want to change directions, there are many paths you can take. Ask if you can shadow someone from the career you want to be at. For entrepreneurs, find a mentor who can guide you to where you want to be. Want to be a writer? Try freelance writing on your spare time. All of these carry a substantial amount of risk. You may face a lot of rejections along the way, it’s ok to fall down. But don’t stay down for too long. Remember, the career that you love is just within your reach.