You’re smart and insightful. You know when you’re at a critical decision point in your career.
You can’t continue crying on your drive home, lashing out at your spouse and eating a huge bowl of ice cream each night to ease the strong emotions bottled up inside.
There needs to be a shift in your career.
Leaders who thrive in the midst of high uncertainty and change, don’t just dream about doing things differently – they do things differently. And they begin by evaluating their thoughts, beliefs and mindset.
When you feel stuck between a rock and a hard place it’s very difficult to see that things could be different.
These two mindsets will help you generate new ideas so you do things differently – to you reignite your career for the better.
1. It’s possible. Wayne Dyer’s says it best, “You’ll See It When You Believe It.”
Regardless if “it” is a supportive mentor to help you navigate your career, a better working relationship with your boss, more financial prosperity, projects that engage and challenge you or work that you feel passion about – you first have to believe that it’s possible, otherwise nothing will change.
If you don’t believe your actions will payoff, you won’t take consistent right action or fearlessly move through obstacles and roadblocks. No one signs up to run a marathon if they don’t believe they’re able to complete it. The “it’s possible” mindset that keeps them training day-after-day, mile-after-mile is the same mindset you need to succeed.
2. Fail fast. There’s success in failing. Failing does not mean you are a failure. It means you’re human and you don’t always hit a home run every time you’re up to bat.
Failing is a natural part of achieving new and greater levels of success You can’t skip over it. You can, however, embrace it, learn from it and use it to propel you forward.
If you’re not willing to allow yourself to fail, you won’t grow, thrive or prosper. You won’t be able to reinvent yourself and your career – now or in the future.
As an innovator and a visionary, it’s impossible for you NOT to try new strategies to manage your team, implement change, lead from your heart and leverage your expertise.
So don’t judge yourself unfairly when you’re trying something new and it doesn’t end up exactly how you envisioned. Instead acknowledge what’s really going on – you’re doing things differently and learning and growing in the process.
Regardless of what career or leadership crossroads you’re currently facing, the “It’s possible” and “Fail fast” mindsets will help you. Give them a try.