Making a decision to change and not following it through seems to be one of the easiest things in the World.
I have wanted to change the direction of my career for quite a while now. I have even on occasion half-completed a job application but it would be fair to say I am ‘comfortable’. There are many positives about my job but it isn’t what I want. It does however seems to be what I have settled for.
I have spoken to friends about finding a new job on a number of occasions. This is probably to the point where they listen and humour me, but know I’ll still be having the same conversation with them 12 months later. It turns out I am very good at saying I am going to make this change but not actually doing anything about it.
However a number of things have by chance fallen into place over the last week. Some good, some not so good, but all contributing to my decision that I have set a date in my mind when I will leave my current employment. This is not until the end of March, so there is no need to enter panic mode just yet. But I have a date regardless of what other work I may or may not be stepping in to.
What do I want to do?
Coaching. I want to take a chance on something I am passionate about, something I really want to do rather than just something I don’t mind doing.
Coaching is where I want life to take me.
I am in the process of completing an ILM Diploma and I have quite a few people who I will be coaching over the coming months. It’s all rather quite exciting, but the hardest part of this is actually sticking to my decision. All the rhetoric in the World means nothing if I don’t actually following this through.
It’s not going to be an easy road. There are things that scare me a lot, things that will challenge me and may knock me down, but if I don’t do it now I am never going to give it a shot. I don’t want this to be a ‘what if’ moment. I want to know how this story ends.
This is an opportunity: what’s the best that could happen, not what’s the worst that can happen.