A small monologue on my feelings due to a career change:
Last night I could hardly sleep. Rolling around in bed, anxious feet, anxious mind. The big day was upon me. Today I am handing in my resignation letter. A Company I have been with for 6 years, I’ve made good friends along the way and I am happy to say no enemies. I feel excited but at the same time quite nervous.
I have been carrying this thought of changing jobs for almost 3 months. Thought all possible angles and measured all pros and cons. At any given point in life, even if the pros outway the cons just a little, taking charge is worth it. Why? Because as human beings we are designed to evolve. And you most definitely cannot blossom sitting where you are now without a plan to move forward in the foreseeable future. What holds us back is our own selves. Our thoughts. We are our worst enemy when it comes down to it. We try to picture the future but of course being unknown it makes us nervous, and want to cave in our comfort zone. But there is no glory in our comfort zone. The is only stagnation. I’d rather be a strong river than a stinky swamp. (Swamps are characterized by slow-moving stagnant waters.)
The best time to seize a new opportunity is now. Now being exactly that. Not tomorrow, not in 1 week not even yesterday. Now. Now is the best moment to seize whatever you really want. And what I want is to change my life. “Change is hard in the beginning, messy in the middle and beautiful in the end”. – Robin Sharma
Benefits of resigning (you could generate your own list for making a change in your life):
The energy of me waking up has been depleted. Yes due to many factors but one major aspect is my current job.
The new skills I will acquire. Sales, confidence, alertness, reading and deciding on financial/investment numbers.
New certificates to add to my CV.
The new people I am going to meet.
My income will be dependent on my work rate. Wow. Now that’s fair. The more I work the more I earn.
New ideas I will generate with a new financial cap and new information to process.
This is the beginning of a new chapter. Today it all starts. As soon as I print my resignation letter, the die will be cast. This is what Julius Caesar said on crossing the river Rubicon to invade Italy in 49 B.C. The phrase means “An irrevocable decision has been made.”
There is no fear. Fear is just feelings of the unknown. In one month’s time everything will run smoothly, I will feel a changed man. This I know. The time is NOW.