The Secret to Finding Lasting Career Satisfaction
What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while. Incremental efforts do add up.
Like compound interest, if you make steady progress of your goals, you can get somewhere.
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Ask yourself these questions:
We tend to only do something about our careers when we have a problem. But if you wait until you’re laid off or dissatisfied, you may take action but it won’t feel authentic.
A better way is to look at multiple factors and work on them consistently even when you feel satisfied at your job.
We learn through experimentation, not by pondering.
We can’t really think our way into the right answer. We just have to try different things and then see how well we learn from those.
Ask a friend: "What do you see in me? What patterns are you detecting?"
Often, that will identify some of your core values.
If you are uncertain about your next step, but you have 5-6 job possibilities in your mind, chart out these options and ask:
Add up the points and see where each job falls on the chart.
Every career has transitions and cycles. Accept that.
Don't try to avoid them, rather think about what we can do for that cycle and move forward.
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