Are you dissatisfied, discouraged, frustrated or feeling unfulfilled in your career and considering looking for a new job? Before you write the résumé and refresh your LinkedIn profile, you must first work on getting in the right mindset to succeed. It is easy to complain about your boss and co-workers and tell everyone around you that you are going to get out of this prison of a job. It is much harder to put the dream into action.
Here are eight ways to develop the right mindset to start the interview process with confidence and enthusiasm.
1. Stop talking, complaining and take immediate action right now!
We all waste so much of our precious time hoping for things to magically change and make our lives better overnight. I’m sorry to be the one to tell you, but it doesn’t work like that. In reality, rather than grumble about your current boss and job, you must initiate change and make the bold decision to pursue your dream. Push yourself to get off the couch, put down the phone, turn off Netflix and make it happen. There is no need to obtain anyone else’s permission or blessings to seek out a new job that offers more money, intellectual challenges and better opportunities for growth.
It is easy to follow the herd mentality and wait until after the summer to act. Your friends and family may even encourage you to delay your dream, so that you could spend more time with them on the beach. Yes, you could wait until September, but then you will come up with an excuse to push it further down the road. There will never be a perfect time. Well, there is one great time to start and it is now. It is very simple; all you need to do is get serious and hyper-focused about making a change and actually decide to start.