Stop waiting, and start leading yourself instead!
One of the greatest misconceptions about a successful career is when employees wait for their Manager or Human Resources to tell them what their career path is.
The fact is, no one can tell you what is right for you!
When you look at your life from a macro-perspective, you will see that you are significantly more complex than your job title and your career.
Every morning, Take a hard look in the metaphorical mirror and keep asking yourself these questions:
Who am I?
Who do I want to be?
What impact do I want to leave?
Am I willing to face the challenges and risks involved to achieve what I want to be?
What is my strategy to become what I want to be?
When strategizing your career & life, this is the tool that can change the way you view the world.
List your values, top to bottom, in order of your priorities.
A Human Resources Professional can only guide you on a career path that is relevant to your skills and pair them with business/ organizational needs.
However, when you finish this valuation of your priorities, you may begin to realize that a corporate job is not for you. You may notice that you would be more successful as a Freelancer, who also has plenty of time for your family or personal fitness.
On the topic of "Success," we must acknowledge that "success" is subjective to everyone.
Your version of a successful career or life might significantly vary from that of your friends, family, or society. There is nothing wrong with that, as you will always be the best source of direction once you organize your priorities and values.
What do Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and many others have in common?
None of them waited for anyone to tell them what to do next!
Take responsibility for your own life and future, and lead with passion and personally designed ambition that is, in fact, tailored for yourself.
The greatest career pathes are designed by the person who will walk that path.
Regards, Leo Khoury, ECRE
CEO & Executive Search Consultant
Spartan Service Corp. | USA