Do you enjoy your work? Do you look forward to the day ahead when you get out of bed in the morning? Or are you putting up with a job that is just 'good enough' because it pays the bills and maintains the status quo?
You may well be in a bit of a rut at work, but it is very easy to be overwhelmed by all the perceived obstacles that make change difficult and so you just hang on for another month, another year…
However, if you have any doubts about whether your current work is allowing you to give of your best, don’t just push the questions to the back of your mind – confront them.
Take an imaginary journey forward in time to your 90th birthday and ask yourself, "What do I want to be looking back on? What will make me feel proud – that I played safe and stayed small or that I took a risk and created an opportunity to grow?"
Yes, of course there are difficulties and hurdles to overcome when you consider a mid-life career change, but are you really just going to shrug your shoulders and plod on? Stretching your self to find ways around the hurdles will make a midlife career change exciting, challenging and fulfilling.
Mark Twain put it eloquently: "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines and sail away from the safe harbour."
About the Author
Cherry Douglas is your Career Change Guide and creator of the How To Change Careers website - a step-by-step guide to the career change process, whatever your age!