5 Tricks To Help You Tell If You Have Chosen the Wrong Career

Are you unsatisfied with your job? Do you think you might have chosen the wrong career path? If you have doubts you will find this article very useful. It will help you understand whether your doubts are becoming daily concerns and it will enable you to decide whether it’s time to start looking for a new career.

Check these 5 tricks to help you discover if you have chosen the wrong career:

#1 You are constantly daydreaming

Do you ever catch yourself daydreaming about a different career? If you are doing this just for fun then there is no reason to worry; but if you are doing it repeatedly while you are at work, perhaps you need to sit down and think about whether this is what you really want to do.  If you are daydreaming during an important office meeting then you probably don’t want to even be there.

#2 You are losing interest in daily assignments

Daily challenges, competitions and assignments at work no longer excite you. What does this mean? It Likely means that you are no longer interested or have any desire to “win” within the task, and you don’t care about your development within the company. You have lost the drive and enthusiasm that you once had for your job which makes perfect sense if you are in the wrong career.

#3 You are feeling ‘boxed up’

Are you feeling trapped or boxed up? Do you feel that the walls are closing in on you, forcing you to remain in that small office in the corner forever? You might feel as though your career doesn’t let you breathe, or allow you to do something that you really love. Perhaps this means that you are ready to move on, to develop even further and work towards something that is better for yourself.

#4 You are no longer excited with promotions or raises

How would you react if your boss offered you a promotion or a raise? While a job promotion and a raise are typically signs of job success and is what most people aim for, sometimes it is just not the case. If you are generally dissatisfied with your job then you are most likely to see a promotion or a raise as more responsibility and stress rather than an opportunity to develop professionally.

#5 You are becoming a clock watcher

You may feel that time passes really slowly when you are at work. An hour may seem like a whole day and you can’t remember how many times you have checked the time before lunch because it’s been so many! It is logical that you sometimes get bored at work, but when you are in the right career then you are motivated, engaged, excited and eager to learn something new every day. If you don’t feel this way about your job, perhaps it is time to move on.

Before deciding that you want a career change, decide if you want to change your career or your job. Make sure that you weigh your options well and take some time to think it through. Perhaps you are just unhappy with the company that you are working for, including the environment, your colleagues or every other aspect of it and so a simple job change may make you much happier.

What you need to do is to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. You could even travel for some time to fill your mind with new ideas and go after something that is meaningful for you. Discover what your passion is and follow the path that leads you to being happy and satisfied with your job. When you go to work and actually look forward to it, it is a clear indication that you love your job. t

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