Take a pause for a second and ask yourself: “Do you like your current job situation?”, “Do you have the same passion for your job?”. If the answer is no, then maybe it’s time to look for a new job. It may sound scary to lose stability but know this: Successful people don’t want or need a stable job. Working in the same position might slowing down you for achieving success.They want to work with passion and succeed.
Of course, we have learned that having a secure job is the key to happiness and success. And many have chosen this path. They incorporated themselves into the corporate world and started a working routine. They only hoped for a good retirement and great bonuses.
But, we don’t live in this world anymore. And you shouldn’t let your career to get wasted into a stale job situation. Besides, even the most stable companies cannot guarantee your lifelong employment. Each employee has to fend for themselves and find a way to create their own path.
This might sound scary, but if you want to advance in your career and stay passionate about it, you have to change jobs (3-5 years). And we have the reasons why successful people choose to change jobs.
1. High performance
Let’s say that you want to leave your job in the next year. What is your main focus until then? Of course, you want to improve your skills in order to find a better job and gain more experience.
Usually, employees who don’t want to extend their knowledge and abilities don’t care if they will stay at that same company.
But, people who want to succeed are constantly improving their skills because it will add more value to their next job. People who change jobs are perfectionists and they want to have an immaculate resume.
Employees who give 101% of their effort are more likely to receive more job offers. Most companies would hire an overachiever rather than a person who wants to spend 10 years behind the same cubicle.
2. Re-assign your focus
Have you thought about your future? For example, if you stay for the same employer for too long you might lose your connection with the outside world. You will become a “hermit”. Your focus will shift to the internal affairs of the office, rather than learning the latest news of your occupation. If you want to build a successful career you have to change your priorities. Spend time learning the latest trends about your industry, and forget the watercooler gossip.
3. Sharpen your skills
It is very important to enhance your abilities and skills. But, it’s not easy to do it all the time. Also, if you feel inefficient it can cause anxiety, disappointment and lots of stress. But, it’s not entirely your fault. Even, you can use some methods to reduce stress, however when you spend years in the same position a part of your brain will eventually hibernate.
On the other hand, if you change your job frequently your mind will stay sharp. You will accumulate knowledge easier and faster.
4. Improve your instincts
Spending time at different workplaces will increase your intuition about your colleagues and your employers. You will be able to evaluate the people around you and focus on the ones that have the same abilities as you and share the same passion. It will also help you to build traits of a strong personality.
5. Build your reputation
Some say that reputation is everything. And this statement holds some truth. To achieve that you have to work with as many enterprises as you can, and build your reputation in the business community. Just think about it. The more people you meet, the more companies will know your name and achievements.
6. Say goodbye to your comfort zone
Most of us like stability. It’s easy and safe. But, if you want to climb the corporate ladder and become the best, you have to leave your comfort zone. Start thinking outside the box and hunt your next job opportunity.
If you want to stay inside your comfort zone, you will eventually end up behind the same desk for many years to come. You will not be able to see your true value, and you will miss so many opportunities to learn new things and meet new people.
So, what now? We live in a world of endless possibilities and fast decisions. You don’t want to get stuck in the past. Find your voice and start your journey towards the future. The only person who can put limits in your path is you. Now, take a deep breath and discover a better and brighter world