In October 2013, I told my boss I wanted to change my career. I knew it was a major step for me to admit what I wanted. The next step was to take actions and look for my passions. But my wedding was planned for mid 2014, I needed to focus on it. So I’ve postponed the project to look for my passions after the wedding. I wanted to be committed to my self development. I knew it would take all my energy. I would need headspace for that. After the wedding, I still couldn’t take any actions.
As advised in the book Coach Yourself to Success , I have decided to look for a life coach to get some help. This task seemed utterly complicated to me because I would commit myself to the process of self development. It was unknown and out of my comfort zone. I was in a position where I knew what I didn’t want anymore but too scared to reach out and take responsibility for myself to improve my own life.
Until one day in August 2014, my husband gave me a reference of a coach in Paris that his colleague knew. Usually, when you face a difficult project it is advised to take one little step at a time. My little step was to send an email to that coach. It was just few lines. After the first email, the rest of the process came naturally. I couldn’t settle for a random coach. So I looked and contacted other coaches to compare. Soon, I had complimentary coaching sessions.
Change in action
To prepare myself for the coaching sessions, I felt that I needed to open my minded and gain confidence. I begun to read motivational and inspiring tips on self developments blogs and on Twitter. I’ve decided to tweet inspiring quotes @chenanna. This is how I gained energy and put myself in the right mindset to begin my self development.
It’s funny that I did none of these actions before. I think it was the right time and I was ready. This little step (the email 🙂 ) set me on the road of change. When I reflect about my self development process, I always identify this first email as the trigger of the change.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu
It took me almost a year before taking any concrete action. Now, I feel like on the highway of change. I’ve accomplished a lot since that first step 4 months ago :
– I’ve gained more clarity
– I know my passions
– I’ve found my life purpose
– I write in my blog
– I’ve participated in the Nanowrimo challenge in November
– I write daily my morning pages
– I meditate
and I know what career I want to pursue !!!
My life has definitely changed. In my first post, I gave my self a challenge which was :
– Within one year, I want to quit my current job. I want to have a clear view of what I want to do.
50% of the challenge has been accomplished.
Now I have to take actions to make my passion a living and quit my current job. Easier said than done.
What will be your first step towards change ?