“Every noble work is bound to face problems and obstacles. . . . Once a positive goal is chosen, you should decide to pursue it all the way to the end. Even if it is not realized, at least there will be no regret. “
As the new year approaches, many people think about changing jobs or careers. The thought of another years of doing the same thing motivates them to think about change. Sadly, too few act to make changes in their life. They know that there will be “problems and obstacles,” so they bow their heads and sink back into misery.
What’s the alternative? Focus on where you are and where you want to be. Make a plan, but keep it flexible enough so you can adapt to new realities. The most important thing to think about is your happiness. If your current job or career is not satisfying, what do you have to lose in making a change?
A realistic approach to career change will make you more likely to achieve your goal. The path will not be straight or easy, but with the right attitude and effort you can get to where you want to be as a professional. As the Dalai Lama says, to stay where you are not happy will not just bring you misery, it will add to it “regret.” Don’t cheat yourself. Make 2012 the year when you pursue the life you want to live.