It’s a beautiful summer day, and yet you don’t feel your best. The sun is shining, the weather’s warm and you have a nice vacation planned for the end of August; however you’re angry and annoyed. You’ve been on the outs with your boss, carried the emotional baggage back home and have argued with your spouse and snapped at the kids.
You feel stuck in your career and nothing seems to be going your way. You wonder why everyone else seems to catch all the breaks, as you just sit on the sidelines and watch. The clock is ticking. You’re getting older and you can’t stop it from happening. It’s scary how you got to your current age so quickly. You’re nowhere near where you thought you’d be in your career by now. You don’t even want to think about how you’ll pay for your kids’ college tuition or fund your retirement. The sports car you bought and thought would make you feel better still makes you feel empty. The McMansion fails to impress anyone because theirs are bigger. These thoughts keep racing through your mind and you feel powerless to stop them.
You’re not alone. This happens to everyone. Some people accept it and are always miserable. Others learn how to push back this negative thinking. Some even summon up the courage and strength to break through their career malaise and find ways to turn their lives around.
Here’s how successful people turn their lives around when they’re stuck in their career.