Being Comfortable Vs. Being Happy
You’re Comfortable But You’re Not Happy.
It is common to confuse comfort and happiness.
Many people do it every day when they walk into a job that is maybe meeting their external needs but does nothing for the inner cravings for more autonomy, respect & purpose that they desire in their career.
I think it comes from being told to just do what you have to do to survive. So you tend to be more focused on surviving than thriving & don't realize the consequences of constantly being in a mode of living the life you have been given rather than creating a life you actually want.
Staying in a situation that isn’t serving you, just because it’s safe, is not the solution you think it is.
Let’s really think about that for a second.
How many people stop themselves every day from going for what they really want because they don’t think they can do any better than their current situation? Their needs are met, and so the fear of the unknown keeps them from making that switch in their careers that would take things to the next level.
If this sounds familiar to you, then I need to be honest with you about something.
You’re settling. You might not think you are because you may still be seeing some results, but you are.
Settling isn't always about getting "less" but it's about doing anything other than what you really want to do.
You deserve more than just being "grateful". Once you can admit that to yourself, you will begin to change the way you operate in your career.
Right now, you might be saying to yourself “this job might not be the best, but at least it pays the bills. I’ve got mouths to feed. It’s too late for me to start making big changes”.
I understand how it can feel like things are impossible to change when there is so much at stake.
That mentality will have you telling yourself that you should just be happy to have a job at all. It will start to feel like things will never get any better than where you’re currently at.
That is simply not true. You can take the steps to attain a job that you can be proud of doing.
You just need to have a plan.
No More Excuses, Only Actions.
Get the idea that you’re stuck where you are out of your head. Take the time to learn what your expectations are, and then explore the opportunities that will meet them.
Decide what success looks like to you, and make it happen.
You’re never going to get what you want just sitting there wishing it could happen.
Pursuing the things in your career that you will find the most fulfilling takes confidence. The best way to be confident is to be prepared.
Once you have a clear goal and a strategy, the power to create the career that’s right for you is in the palm of your hands.
📌Whatever you do, Don't Settle!📌
Career & Professional Development Educator | Speaker | Trainer | Podcast Host
Alicia Perkins is a former Recruiting & HR leader who is now helping professionals take control of their careers & land careers they love. Alicia has helped over 2k professionals gain career clarity, regain their voice & go after what they deserve unapologetically.
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