“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho
Have you ever had this experience?
You’re currently clocked in, doing your usual practice and accomplishing deliverables at work. Yet suddenly, you have a strong feeling of dissatisfaction with what you do and feel demotivated as you work through your typical routine. A feeling of being stagnant of where you are in your career overcomes you. Fear begins to set in.
You ask questions like:
- Is there more than this?
- Will work always feel this way?
- Is there something that might be a better fit?
- How can I keep from getting stuck where I am right now?
This is the perfect timing to reflect.
Besides having awareness of what you are feeling, it’s vital to why you feel that way. You have principles and tools readily available to help you do this.
You can conduct a root cause analysis and do a deep dive into the causes of your dissatisfaction and demotivation. You might originally think of your tasks, colleagues, or perhaps your manager. But these are all external factors. What’s more important is to discover the things that are internal to you, because you can do something about them.
One method that you can apply is the “5 Whys” technique. This is simple tool used to find the root cause of a problem.
You simply ask the question “why” 5 times. Once you answer the question, you ask “why” again! It helps you go deeper to the true underlying problems so that you can determine possible solutions or countermeasures that you can come up with.
Once you find out the causes of your dissatisfaction in your career after applying this method, you’ll have more clarity on what needs to change – is it you, or your circumstances, or both?
If you’re ready to make a change and find “more” in your career, I’d love to help! Reach out and let’s talk about it!
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