You’re diagnosed with midlife crisis
When colleagues talked about people who had moved on to newer careers or ventures, she felt a deep longing for change.
Skepticism & fear of failure are still keeping her at her status quo.
The pangs hit people as early as in thirties, now –happens to men and women alike. Good news: You are not alone!
The painkiller – commit to your calling.
Easier said than done but just ask yourself – who is the best person to solve it for you other than your able self?. Although the world is full of inspiring stories of risk takers who go all out to slay the midlife crisis demon, you don’t have to be an overnight ’all-or-nothing’ change maker.
Start small but think big.
Invest an hour a day for your personal development. In a year’s time you will be surprised to have renewed yourself and regained your mojo. Here’s a 4 step action plan for you.
- Ask yourself these hard questions – what interests you deeply? and why?. The answer that brings you some inner sense of joy is the exciting gig that you need to commit to.
Pen your thoughts down – it’s important because it helps reinforce your commitment.
If you have more than one, note them all down. Be patient and tackle them one at a time, so you don’t lose focus.
- Note down your fears that prevent you from pursuing your exciting gig.
Score-off all these negatives – just disregard them.
This exercise is meant to make you aware of what’s been holding you back.
- Now write down some small steps you can do in an hour a day, of your ‘me’ time to get your exciting gig done.
Read about your field of interest everyday – from books, magazines or blogs. Connect, listen and learn from people who’ve done it.
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- Slowly chart your course to make your gig a full-time vocation.
Plan it meticulously considering all dimensions of your life.
If full-time gig is not your forte, run it as a committed side gig as long as you wish to.
You get the hang of it! Just repeat the cycle once in few years.
Run some experiments with your life – you gain in some, lose in some – but the journey is super exciting to make you look forward to an awesome day, every day. You will cross the midlife crisis successfully while building your confidence to find and live your dreams at any age!
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