The most important thing when considering a career change is to understand what your passion is and what inspires you.
Taking from what Einstein had said:
“If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem, and only five minutes finding the solution.”
The Einstein 55-5 quote can be applied when you are looking for a career change. You need to dig deep and discover what will make you happy, what will make waking up in the morning a joy and not a chore, and what will help you show up in life in your authentic self.
Some questions that will help you find what truly inspires you.
1) What excites you and makes you happy? And what makes you sad?
2) What comes naturally to you and you find yourself easily spending hours doing without even thinking about the time that has passed?
3) What are the three most important things to you?
4) What are three words that you would use to describe yourself?
5) What have you accomplished that you are most proud of?
6) What are three things that you want to improve about yourself?
7) What saps your energy and wears you out?
8) What makes you feel good about yourself?
After understanding what inspires you and what your true purpose is, you can evaluate if there are any jobs or a path that you can take that matches your values. You can even create a shortlist and look at each one of them in greater detail before coming to a decision.
It doesn’t have to be overwhelming, and the most important thing is to get started on the self-reflection exercise, and take your time to do it. Once you have that clarity, you will naturally find ways and means to make it happen.
A beautiful quote from Deepak Chopra that will inspire you take the first step: “Have a vision of life that inspires you, then try every day to grow closer to the fulfillment of that vision.”