The internet revolution has brought tremendous changes to how people view their career and their career development. Gone are the days when people would settle for a mediocre career that gave them mediocre opportunities. More opportunities are now available to people who are looking for greener pastures or who would like to pursue a career that fits well with their interests and passions.
Numerous studies have confirmed that work pressure and occupational worries and insecurities are some of the leading causes of stress and unproductivity. The number of workers experiencing work stress has increased steadily for the past few decades. A survey examining 800,000 workers in over 300 companies in the United States found that an estimated 1 million workers are absent from work every day because of work stress.
Is fear stopping you from pursuing a career change? Is the thought of breaking into a new industry daunting to you? Have you been doing the same job for the last twenty or thirty years and would like to do something new but the idea of leaving your comfort zone terrifies you? Yes, a change of career can be daunting but you should never use fear as an excuse to deprive yourself of the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding career.
Have you heard the popular saying “Do what you love and the money will follow”? Do you believe that passion is all you need to make a successful career change? To be totally honest, I’ve not known a single person who’s been successful in his or her business who did not have passion for what they are doing. In the first place, why would you be doing something you don’t like? Why waste your time? Passion keeps you moving forward even through challenges. Passion motivates you to succeed against all odds.