Part of being human is being in the question of what your purpose is and that purpose can change several times over the course of your life. Sometimes this may require a career change, and sometimes not.
You can certainly spend a little time upset about making a mistake–get angry, cry, hit a pillow, whatever you need–but it is your choice how long you stay there before you return to creating the results you want in your life.
I used to think these cleanses were a bunch of garbage, particularly the juice cleanse, which I decided could not POSSIBLY be healthy. I was Judgey McJudgerson when it came to this kind of stuff because I really didn’t see what value it could possibly add to my life. Fast forward, years later when I began talking to my coach, someone I respect a lot, and he told me that he began doing a juice cleanse. My eyes must have popped out of my head like a cartoon character.
“What do I have to do to get what I want? I’ll do ANYTHING. Whatever it takes.”
Have you said that before? I know I have. I would jump online do a ton of research on what I should be doing and follow it to a fault. I would do it all to make my desire become my reality. Laser-focused on it. Sometimes this practice worked really well and sometimes it didn’t, and I had no idea why. It was such a frustrating process.
My prime example of why I don’t have resolutions: do you know a gym rat who groans in January of each year because he or she knows that the gym will be packed with people who have resolved to lose weight? For up to the first three months of the year, it’s harder to get the machines and weights you want because of this New Year resolvers, but then…it’s suddenly back to business as usual and the gym rats are again happy.
Now when I look back at it and can say that I have transitioned jobs within three months of starting a job search and went from $26,000 a year to over $100,000 in the first 6 years of my career, I realize how much I persisted. But not every moment of my career journey has been rainbows and unicorns.