how to lift yourself out of a career slump

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It’s easy to find yourself in a career slump. Most of us have been there at one time or another. Especially if you feel stuck in a career you don’t enjoy. In fact, according to an article published by Entrepreneur,  nearly 70% of Americans feel disengaged at work and are unsatisfied. If you find yourself one of the many people suffering from a career slump and wanting to make a career change, the first thing you need to do is be honest with yourself. As the article from Entrepreneur puts it,

Forget what your parents think you should do. Forget what your spouse and friends think you should do. Think about what you actually enjoy. It is hard to look in the mirror and realize that what you have been working toward for a long time is not what you enjoy.

Despite how difficult it is to come to terms with this, it will ultimately make you much happier. The options are to continue to convince yourself that you enjoy your work or to be honest and work toward change. Choosing the former option means spending the next who-knows-how-many years being unhappy. Picking option two will be difficult to start, but it will lead you to more fulfillment long-term. (read full article)

If you’re not honest with yourself, you’ll never break out of the career slump you feel stuck in. You have to acknowledge that you want more out of your professional life, and be honest about what it will take to make a career change into a line of work that makes you happier. It may cause you some discomfort as you come to terms with what you need to do to make a career change, and it may take some time to convince the people in your life that it is the right thing for you to do, but with some honest planning and hard work, you can make a career transition happen, and you’ll be happier for it.

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