Should I Change My Career Direction?
When we choose our career paths in early life, we are heavily influenced by outer expectations -
The demands of our family, peers and society in general,
And most of us will end up submitting to that pressure - to gain money, prestige, comfort and security -
But often at the expense of our own actual inner desires and passions.
This is typically ok for a few years (or even decades!),
But then eventually the inner desires we suppressed and stuffed down begin to surge back up,
And if we continue to resist and suppress them, they erupt into a kind of "inner rebellion" which will manifest in the form of:
A sudden loss of energy and inability to “get out of bed in the morning”, without a lot of coffee and brute force
Sudden, unexplained physical ailments - random little injuries, “clumsiness” and dropping things, or even a full-blown medical scare - to make us stop and get our attention
Feelings of paralysis and stuckness in life, where we are not satisfied with our life as it is, but feel powerless to change it
Anxiety attacks, feelings of clenching in the body, general “stress” and anger issues
Outright disruption and self-sabotage - in the form of job underperformance, extramarital affairs, substance abuse, food issues and many others
This puts us in an impossible stalemate - yes of course we would like to change our career direction,
But we are also terrified of losing the money, prestige, comfort and security of the career path we have been on,
And are afraid of blowing up the life of obligations that has accrued all around us -
The family, friends and professional network that has come to rely on us serving the expectations of society -
At the expense of suppressing our own desires.
At the same time, we have a looming feeling that the longer we continue to suppress our actual inner desires, the worse the tension will get until something inside of us "blows up anyway" - whether we are ready for it or not.
How do we resolve a stalemate like this?
In the Life Decisions Program, we help you understand the exact reasons for the conflict of these two forces within you,
So that you can chart a balanced “middle way” between them, in order to clear the stalemate and move forward in your life -
With full clarity and confidence and no more fear.
This is program I developed after years of working with over 20,000 advisees on this exact question of burnout and "inner stalemate" and how to heal and resolve it once and for all.
The truth is that both sides within you are valid -
The side that wants to keep your secure and comfortable current direction,
And the side that wants to fulfill your true life desires -
But they need to be balanced -
It does not work to only follow the expectations of society,
Or to only follow your inner desires.
But then the question is, HOW do we balance the two sides, safely and easily? ...and privately?
The Life Decisions Program will help you get to an altogether new level of clarity and confidence around your ideal life direction, in a fast, easy, and private manner.
To see a quick briefing on how it works, what you get, and how to get started, watch this 5 minute video (sound off is ok):
“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”
― Søren Kierkegaard