The One Thing Your Career Will Never Have

You would love to leave your job behind and find something better. You really would. But you have no idea what you want to do, and aren't making any moves until you have the one thing you want more that anything.

The one thing, that without it, makes change feel too dangerous.

The one thing that (are you ready, I'm about to break your heart) you will never truly have.

The one thing?

Certainty.

You want a guarantee. Of course you do! We all do. We want it wrapped up and secured. I'll take the tracking and insurance on that life choice, please.

But the simple truth is that we don't get to be certain of much.

You got married? Not a guarantee that you will always be with your partner.

You love your kid? Not a guarantee that she will outlive you.

You got health insurance? Hahaha. What country do you think this is?

All of it, and I mean alllll of it is a big experiment.

Yikes!

Don't think about it too hard or you'll never get out of bed again.

If you acknowledged how uncertain everything in your life is on a daily basis, you would FREAK OUT.

But I know you want it, and I know you want it in your career. You want to see the end before you start making changes.

The funny thing is, you can't actually see the end unless you start moving first.

I'm not saying go out and quit your job today. Don't be dumb. But don't be frozen, either, thinking that you're safe (boo! you're not) and waiting for certainty's permission slip before you live your life. You don't need it.

You do need:

CONFIDENCE that you can make it work.

FAITH that you will be ok.

A PLAN that backs up your faith with EVIDENCE.

To be READY.

You don't have any guarantees, but you don't need them.

That, I'm certain of.