Spinning your tires
In your career transition, being busy can make you feel important and give you a sense of accomplishment. The problem is that spinning around in circles, rushing here and there, does not necessarily accomplish much of anything.
“What he lacked in direction he made up for in speed” would not be a flattering saying to have carved on your tombstone.
Frantically firing off resumes, far and wide, for jobs you know little about and likely are not qualified to do is a waste of time.
Hastily committing yourself to a career path that requires a lengthy and expensive formal education is equally brilliant.
Take some time. Take a deep breath. Slow down. Focus. Think. What is the most important thing that I need to be doing right now? What type of information do I need in order to proceed to the next step in my career development? What is the shortest possible route to my destination?
If you find it difficult to stop haphazardly rushing around – addicted to the adrenalin rush or whatever – I leave you with this simple question:
“How’s that working for you?”
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