Job Change Advice on Finding a More Meaningful Career

Lady JusticeThose who find personal meaning in their work live the joys of professional fulfillment. Those who do not find it experience either a void or disappointment. The reality is that those who feel passionate about their work also exhibit high levels of motivation and achievement.

As we go about our busy days, it is the desire for finding meaning in our work that we often neglect. Why is this so? For many, it seems safer to stay on the path of least resistance rather than take on the challenges of career re-evaluation. However, the risks of not addressing a lack of meaning in your work are:

  • Boredom
  • Burnout
  • Stagnation
  • Termination

When it comes to finding meaning in your work, taking action requires a strong commitment to yourself. The prerequisites to finding meaning in your career include:

  • Being open to new possibilities
  • Wanting your work to be in synch with your values and natural talents
  • The desire to break through your own glass ceiling

In my career, after years of working as a psychologist I began to question the disease based medical model. I have since found that coaching’s positive emphasis on the wisdom within each of us, offers a human affirmative perspective more in synch with my values. Having coached now for several years, I am happy to report that making this career shift has been well worth the time and effort required.
If you are committed to finding more meaning in your career, a good place to begin is to ask yourself these questions:

  • What clues do the issues you feel most passionate about provide to what would give more meaning to your career?
  • What would make your work life more in synch with your personal values and natural talents?
  • What steps can you take to make finding meaning in your work a reality?

Are you ready to take on the challenge of finding more meaning in your work? If your answer is yes, I welcome your inquiry about how I can help you find new levels of meaning and fulfillment in your career.

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