It’s no secret that in today’s global economy, if you are not improving you are losing. So if nothing else, you must be moving forward or in the general direction you aspire to go.
When guiding discussions about establishing “SMART” goals for students, transitioning Vets, or professionals I like to use the GPS analogy… When using a gps, you must input the address in order to get directions to your destination. With all the technology in the world, you still can’t arrive at your destination without identifying it. Well, I’d like to add that – you don’t have the luxury of delaying your decision of where to go. Actually, you HAVE to be driving… in some direction…At some speed until you can decide on a destination.
So… what happens when you are behind the wheel of a bus, that can’t slow down and you have no destination? Well Sandra, stopping is not an option. Thus, the title of this post… and what happens now? What for those who have identified that you “don’t know what you want to be when you grow up” but have a career started? You can’t stop the bus, but if you don’t identify your destination soon, you may be traveling in the opposite, or at least wrong, direction until you do.
Typically I like to propose a feasible solution or recommendation each time I highlight a conflict or hurdle. This time, I don’t have one… or at least not a good one. You might want to find your Keanu Reeves, a mentor, or an outside perspective that can help you get on course – before things blow up.