Making a Career Shift is More Psychological Than Anything

Are you considering stepping into a new field of study? Are you hoping to change your career? If so, congratulations, because even the consideration is something that takes guts. To pull yourself out of something you’ve been doing for years and make a change isn’t easy—but here’s why it’s more psychological than anything else.

It’s Not the Work

Sure, a big part of it is skill-based. Changing career paths means you may have to learn a new skill, and that’s not always easy. It means you’ll be required to put in hours and hours of learning the ins and outs of a new craft. But the hardest thing about it isn’t the work itself. Work is hard, but when you’re happy with what you’re doing, it doesn’t feel like work.

Staying Strong

What you’re really fighting with is imposter syndrome. Everyone has it to a certain extent, but especially when switching to a new career, you’ll have a voice that tries to convince you that you don’t have what it takes to succeed in this new field. All you have to do is remind yourself why you’re making this career change, and this voice will slowly fade away. Because ultimately, you can accomplish any task as long as you’re motivated enough mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

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