A lot of people are always eager to dump a job for another without fully understanding the process, and taking the right steps.
Moving forward is very normal, but sometimes, if you do not get it right, you may end up taking a step that would draw you down to depths you didn’t imagine.
Before you quit a job, you need to put the following into perspective.
STOP THINKING ABOUT WHAT COULD GO WRONG
If you focus your attention on the negatives, you will inevitably attract them to your life, focus more on the positive side and think of all the great things that await you as you take this giant step in your life.
DISCOVER YOUR PASSION
If you have not yet found something you are passionate about, this is an opportunity to look within; this would help you to determine the next direction you would go or the next step to take after quitting your job. If you don’t know quite yet what you’re obsessed about, just think of any activity you love or loved doing, then you can try it out, with time you’ll discover if you’re passionate about it.
VISUALISE WHAT YOUR FUTURE LOOKS LIKE
There is a great power in visualization, because, without seeing it with your mind’s eye, you would not be able to achieve it.
FIND OUT WHAT SKILLS YOU NEED TO ACQUIRE
When you know what you want to do next, it becomes easy to find out the skills you need to acquire – some you can acquire from your present job, others you have to learn. If it means paying for weekend classes now that you have a job, do it and you would get massive return on self investments.
READ BOOKS RELATED TO YOUR PASSION
Reading books would propel you and set you on fire to achieve your vision. Like they say, ‘the best investment a man can make is in his own self’. Read books related to your chosen field, and read consistently. Readers are leaders.
START LIVING AS THOUGH YOU NO LONGER HAVE A SOURCE OF INCOME
This would propel your creative mind and cause you to think outside the box.
BEWARE OF OPINIONS
It’s been said that opinions are free, so beware of whose opinions you take. Only talk to credible advisors, and not people that do not believe in you or have no idea what your life’s work is all about.
TAKE THE BOLD STEP
Joyfully, write down the date you intend to resign. If possible, type your letter beforehand, this would help you to avoid procrastination.
LEAVE A LEGACY BEHIND
Now that you know you’ll soon be leaving, it is time to put in your best effort at work and aim to leave a great legacy behind.