Boredom may be the leading cause for a job or career change. Are you considering trying something new? Does the idea of a new workplace venture excite you?
The most important part is that it doesn’t always mean you have to jump ship. You may be able to get started with your current job.
Three Year Itch
Are you not feeling it in your job? Is it not all that it’s cracked up to be? Sometimes this starts to unfold around year two or three.
There are at least two choices. First, you can dig deep, turn over a new leaf, and make some motion towards rediscovering positivity. The other option is that you get out of Dodge.
If you are considering exploring a new opportunity by leaving your existing one, it may be a bit secretive. On the other hand, embarking on a new venture while staying right where you are doesn’t have to be.
Have you ever witnessed the energy of the new hire? They come on board, motivated, fired up, and ready to make some things happen?
They don’t have any history with the organization and everyone is on their best behavior? Sometimes we call this the honeymoon period. Everything seems rosy.
Is there a chance that seeing your existing role through a new lens could change things? Is there a conversation that needs to occur, some wiggle room or more tolerance in your navigation, or is there an apology required?
Do you think it’s possible?
New Workplace Venture
Perhaps the best way to turn over a new leaf is to start. Sometimes it is that simple. You-just-have-to-start.
It may begin with a conversation with your boss, with your team, or with your peers. It may begin without any conversation, just a renewed attitude, a fresh look through a different lens.
What if you were starting the job for the first time today? What energy would you bring? Would you be excited?
There may be many ways to get started. One of the best is to establish a new commitment and then, begin.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.