There's a lot to lose when you make a career change. In a brutal nutshell, a career change means you have to give up your old self for a new self that knows very little, embraces uncertainty, says OK to the loss of control and agrees to live with fear. Career changes aren't for sissies.
Yet every day, a whole lot of people somehow find enough courage, enough certainty and enough commitment to leave the old behind and walk forward into the unknown. That's what's needed - not absolute certainty or total confidence or a mountain of courage - just enough so you can (to paraphrase Joseph Campbell) get rid of the life you planned and get started on the one that's waiting for you.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
For all of you who've ever thought about a career change or just plain ol' wanting a change - any change - and have yet to find the courage to make that move, think about this: What Have You Got to Lose?
Posted at 1:54 pm