You always need to start from somewhere. Take the first step. Have enough courage and inner motivation to start something new even though you cannot know how it will go. Being vulnerable and at the same time trusting that you will find your way when you feel deep inside of yourself that you are going in the right direction – you have a passion and a purpose. Probably you are feeling excited and scared at the same time. I know. This is exactly where I am now and what I am feeling after over a decade of working in inhouse HR roles and fulfilling my passion and purpose now as an entrepreneur to help people and organisations to find purpose and success.
In these kinds of situations I remind myself that I am enough. I know enough, I can enough and I am good enough to try something new. There is no need for perfection, it is more important to live aligned with my values, be authentic and do what I feel right to do (in this case with my career) even when there are no guarantees for success. (Another post will follow about growth vs. fixed mindset). When I forget this “enough”-thing – and maybe if it happens sometimes to you too -, I watch one of my favourite TED Talks. This TED Talk is one of the most viewed TED Talks (today 50 877 851) ever and I highly recommend it to you too:
The power of vulnerability – Brené Brown (2010)
I hope you find it though provoking and encouraging. There is a lot of research done after this TED Talk by Brown and her research group. However, I still find it a good video to watch because when I saw it years ago it made such a difference for me and I hope it will make it to you too – if you are not familiar with it already. I will write more about her interesting research and books later. As well as many other topics around psychology, HR, people, yoga just to mention a few. Stay tuned my dear reader and be ready to learn more.
Where I want to finish this post is this quote:
“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.”
– Brené Brown –
All the best,
P.s. I hope I will not get my ass kicked badly. However, I am willing to choose courage over comfort and be brave with my career change. Let’s see where it takes me.