As many people approach their 30s, they accept the career choice that they have settled in and the truth is, they’ll only have ten years tops to figure out what they actually want to do. This is usually the time when people realize what they randomly chosen as a career path in their teenage years might not be what they want to end up as.
In the meantime, you do not have to be sad if you’re going through the same as above because nearly 75% of college graduates believe they didn’t do a very convincing job when the time came to choose their major. All you need to do is have a little faith in yourself to change your career path.
Here are some tips and advices.
Evaluate what you’re good at
It is important to know what you are good at before taking that leap of faith as you do not want to end up in a dead-end job. Hence, you need to be as sure as you can about your future decision. Find out what you are naturally able to do with ease as finding a job that employ your talents will help you lead a content work life. That said, you’ll still need to work on bettering your natural abilities and master them in the end.
The problems should be your focus
It is estimated that about 70% of the working population in America feel as though they aren’t able to reach their full potential. We all know the road to success is through hard work but we’re never taught the importance or the knowhow of choosing the subjects that you love. There are many professionals out there who are have a high paying job in a top level position, but they still suffer from the same consequences that others face such as misery and guilt.
No matter what people say, the crowd doesn’t always know best. That is why people who successfully changed careers ignored what their friends and naysayers had to say. Career choices that are smart usually go against the mainstream opinion. You need to follow what people label “impractical” if you believe that is what’s going to make you happy.
DON’T fake it until you make it
It might be easy to fake interest in what you’re doing in the first few years but by the time you’re in your 40s, you’ll find it increasingly hard to even get out of bed. Even after you change things to improve your work life, you’ll still feel discontented which is why a career change in your 30s is the right time to get one.