Transitions take time. That's because with each new career change, if you're thoughtful about it, you take a step closer to becoming your true self. This can't be rushed.
With the vast amount of job-related advice available online and in print today, the best way to translate it into a thoughtful action plan is to put it in the context of the why of our career. This becomes increasingly important as we move up the ladder and consider our impact and legacy. Finding meaning in our career is a matter of listening to what life wants of us, not just what we want of life.
Every step up the ladder has an opportunity cost: the road not taken. The conversation on “career changes” forces executives to ponder deeper questions relating to their basic motivations, aspirations, and dreams. What am I good at and why? What if I did follow my dreams? What are the consequences of not taking the big leap?