There appears to be a constant in life and that is change. No matter what it is going to occur the question is will you pursue change or just be a victim to it? Whether you pursue it or not will also give you a particular type of pain as Jim Rohn once said, “There are two types of pain you will go through in life, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
You may have some pain abandoning a career that you no longer feel suits you or utilizes your talents and abilities. There will be pain for taking such an action by family/friends telling you to “Get real”. Some will call you crazy. I think some called the Wright Brothers crazy too huh? There will be pain in the uncertainty of leaving a stable career and charting off into the unknown. There are massive rewards if you can get over that though. The rewards are there if you persist like no other. If you commit to an outcome and keep changing your approach until you get there. Look at the most successful, they weren’t necessarily smarter but what they did have was incredible persistence towards their dream. An unstoppable relentless that no naysayer could silence or halt.
Trust your intuition if it’s been calling you to do something. If you feel pulled to a certain direction it’s time to take that first step. Regret will eventually get you if you do not. We only get one of these (life) by the way, it’s time to use it. I am faced in a similar circumstance where I have invested so much time and education in a particular field. I have invested so much in learning and mastering it but I have realized that to make the impact that I am going to make requires “playing a different kind of game”. I need to master a different area. At first I will be a disaster most likely but I will get better and better until I have achieved what I have set out to achieve. There is no doubt in my heart that this is the right call.
I know you have an area in your life that you have been dissatisfied with as well and it’s been hard to fathom changing gears. Let this be your excuse to change now. Apply for that job. Tell that person what they mean to you. Start converting your dream into your reality. Take that leap.
“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.”- Joe Girard