Everybody has doubt living inside of them in their everyday lives, whether it’s in their schooling, careers, or their grocery shopping decisions. Naturally, our instincts are to have a security net for our decisions that we’re not absolutely confident in making. One of the most common mistakes that people make when choosing their career path, is investing a massive amount of time and effort into a choice that they know they are passionate and driven about, and then later on stop making that effort and think “And if this doesn’t work, I wouldn’t mind doing…” Stop. Finding a “Plan B Career” is wrong for multiple reasons:
- Having a Plan B Career never lets you fully focus.
- The choices you start making are not guaranteed to be geared in just one direction, nor does it have a specific purpose.
- Your inconsistency and thought process is not only affecting your career, but your work environment and your coworkers within it.
Having a Plan B Career never lets you fully focus.
Finding your career path is by no means easy; that’s when determination is key. Once you have found what you’re passionate about, the first step in the right direction would be to create a plan on how to make a career out of that, and stick with it. Commitment and focus is essential when it comes to your career and if you are constantly thinking about if your Plan A doesn’t have a 100% guarantee of looking promising, you aren’t going to mentally be able to focus on two things at once. Period. There is no such thing as multitasking at life. Research shows that those who try to multitask, whether it’s mentally or physically, are actually less productive than those who choose to concentrate on one thing at a time.
The choices you start making are not guaranteed to be geared in just one direction, nor does it have a specific purpose.
For example, management development programs, like the one at MGA Business Consulting, are becoming more and more common, and in demand, nowadays. But in order to be successful in this role and their field, an individual has to set focus on one goal, and make the necessary changes in their everyday lives, which most people aren’t comfortable with making. Therefore, they don’t see the results they visualized and get discouraged…Turning in another direction, to their “Plan B Career”, instead of stepping up their leadership abilities and taking control of their situations.
Your inconsistency and thought process is not only affecting your career, but your work environment and your coworkers within it.
When people start to veer their attention and decision-making in another direction, they also start to affect others around them. Their team and coworkers are also moved by their choices because when someone isn’t 100% committed to their career, there’s a noticeable difference in the level of excitement and tonality when speaking in public; which in turn affects the big picture perception for others.
Close your back doors when making decisions involving your future because after that point, there is nowhere to move but forward. If you keep a steady rhythm of two steps forward, one step back, your progression is going to take twice as long and not be as fulfilling, ultimately leading you to think poorly about your goals and big picture. Take a giant leap and watch your wings grow on the way down.
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