Stuck in a rut? Working a job you don’t like? Do you wish you could be doing something more? If you answered “yes” to those questions don’t feel bad: you’re not alone. Sadly, a huge number of people don’t like what they’re doing, or feel as if they’re going nowhere.
It is all too easy to stumble and grind to a halt in life. Dreams and ambitions that filled your head when you were young seem to fizz out, as acceptance and routine take hold. Complacency is responsible for this more often than not. Paired with a level of comfort and stability, complacency can hold you tight in its grips, year after year until you expire – probably from boredom, too!
Don’t rely on a Lucky Nugget of gold to save you. Hard work, ambition and determination will help you beat complacency.
What can you do?
- Dream – ask yourself, what is it you really want to do? Everyone has a dream. As people get older, they see their ambitions as increasingly unrealistic and settle for something mundane. This is a mistake. If other people in the world can achieve what they wish for, why should you not be capable?
- Take small steps – the total goal is big and scary. Break it down into manageable chunks. Look at what you can do to slowly get to where you want to be.
- Take a risk a day – risking stability scares people. Get used to doing this and you will find there are many doors open to you!
- The two year rule – when you’re young don’t stay at a job for more than two years maximum, unless it is the job you really want to be doing. Experience lots of different walks of life.