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Just do it

A famous pay-off line by Nike.

Heard so many times. Interpreted in so many ways.

I, for one, see it as a statement that simplifies something that so many people complicate.

If you are stuck in a dead-end job, for example. You are incredibly unhappy there and don’t want to get up in the morning. What is stopping you from making a change?

You don’t know what it is you want to do? Sit down, either by yourself or with a Career Coach, and start the process of self-discovery. Go through your hopes and dreams, your skills and strengths. Stay positive and you’ll soon see that you come up with a few ideas of what you could do, and the rest will soon follow. You just have to get started. You just have to do it.

You know what you want to do but are not qualified? A lot of people aren’t. Start in a junior position and work yourself up. Start your own business, where no one cares what degree you have or don’t have. Or just simply go and study! You might need to save up a little, rearrange your schedule and make sacrifices, but it’s absolutely doable. You just need to take that first step. You just have to do it.

You don’t know where to start looking for a new job? Get your CV out there. Join the important job-searching websites. Get in contact with recruiters. If you need help with your CV, get in contact with a Career Coach or even look online. You just need to get the ball rolling.

It really is that simple. It’s your fears, your uncertainties that are holding you back. So what if you earn a little less for a few years when in the bigger picture you will be earning MUCH more in the long run? So what if you need to sacrifice time, money and comfort for a while, when you will be so much more fulfilled and happy in the bigger picture?

Making a change might seem like an impossible mountain to climb, but coming out on the other side, you will quickly come to realize that the only mountain, blocking your path to happiness, was you. Don’t get in your own way. Make a change. Just do it.