What’s holding you back from your career goals? Is it fear of uncertainty or a sense of being trapped—or both?
The way we work is changing dramatically, and there are no guarantees on what the future might hold. This makes it hard for people to make decisions and even harder to get clarity on what they want.
Career Clarity is a real thing, and it’s something most people experience at some point in their lives. We’ve all had that moment when we realize what we want to do with our lives has very little to do with the career or job we’re currently working in. This can be a scary time, but it doesn’t have to be.
There are ways you can gain clarity and do something about it.
Here are five tips to help you gain career clarity:
#1 As you enter the new year, check in with yourself to see if your physical, mental and emotional capacity is up for aggressive goals in 2022.
- As you take a break from your daily grind, take some time to think about how you might feel about your goals for the New Year. Are you ready to shatter your old targets or do you need some time to recharge before you reach for new ones?
- When you are addressing your goals for the coming year, take a moment to consider the demands of your life in general. Are you too busy for aggressive goals or feeling bored?
#2. First, identify your highest priority and commit to following through.
- We all need to stop and recalibrate at different times. Take time to reflect on how you’re feeling and what you want.
- Don’t get distracted; the most successful people are the ones who work toward their goal continuously.
#3. Identify and throw out the things that don’t add value to your life, so you can make room for your priorities.
- Clear the clutter from your life so you can focus on what really matters.
- Say no to the things that aren’t important so you can make more room for the things that are.
#4. Identify the areas where you can improve your skills; think about setting a specific goal that will help you build more practice into your schedule.
- Ask yourself what you would like to learn or improve in your career. Set a goal to get involved in activities related to that goal, as this will help you grow as a professional.
- Setting a goal to gain more practice in a skill you want to improve gives you something to work toward that is achievable and, therefore, motivating. It also builds up your confidence.
#5. Commit yourself this week to think about the people in your life who are supportive and helpful in meeting your goals.
- Is your current support still the right one to keep you moving in the direction you want to go?
- You may already be learning from good people but could also benefit from new relationships.
Do you feel stuck in some ways, and do you need new insights and inspiration, but don’t know who might be able to give them to you?
You are searching for ways to bring your vision of the world into reality, but you just don’t know where to start. You have an idea of what you want, but the path remains unclear.
This is an excellent time to speak to a career coach.
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Twanna Carter Professional & Personal Coaching helps high achieving professional women who are anxious about transitioning into a new career, have absolute confidence and belief in their own abilities, so they can communicate their unique value, honor their true purpose and boldly pursue a meaningful path on their own terms. Schedule a 15-minute Career Transition consult here: bit.ly/15_min.