How do I shift my mindset to get into action?

A lot of what happens in our lives depends on the mindset we approach it with. If you’re unhappy in your career, then you could just sit around complaining about your job, claiming that nothing good ever happens to you while you wait for things to improve on their own. Or…you could do something about it!

Lose the victim mindset

Holding onto a victim mentality about the situation you’re in can be detrimental to your future success. A victim mentality typically involves blaming other people or life in general for the bad things that have happened or are happening to you, even in situations where this isn’t the case. It may also involve a belief that everyone around you is treated more fairly and has greater opportunities than you.

If this sounds like you, then it’s time to drop that mindset and hold yourself accountable for your circumstances. Think about how your behaviours have contributed to the position you’re in now and how your own behaviours can also be the ones to get you out of the position and into a more desirable one.

Using pain as a motivator

Take all that pain and frustration that you’re feeling in relation to your career and use it to motivate yourself to improve your situation. Fear of change and failure might be motivating you to stay in your current role for financial security, even if this job is making you unhappy. If this is the case, you need to shift your attention to the frustration you are feeling and let that motivate you to change.

When someone is unhappy in their job, they are experiencing pain and frustration whether they adopt a victim mentality or use that pain as a motivator. Since both situations present pain, you have nothing to lose by pushing yourself to make a change in your life, whether that’s looking for a new job or just taking steps to improve your circumstances in your current job.

If you’re unhappy with your career and would like advice on how to shift your mindset, then contact me on +44 (0) 7531 228089 or email sarah@sarah-j.com for life and career coaching.