So what is the number one factor that determines whether a person is successful in their life and career?
You might be surprised to learn it’s NOT having extraordinary skills, a high IQ, and it’s not being wealthy.
The research proven answer is simple – most people succeed because they ‘pay the price’ of success.
People who do not create the life and career success they want often have the same level of desire, talent and opportunity, but they are NOT willing to pay the price of success.
Every goal you want to achieve in your life and career, comes with a price tag.
Here’s the formula I want you to remember: Success = Preparation + Effort
Preparation is the learning, planning and getting ready that it takes to achieve your goal. Effort is the work you put into achieving your goal.
Together, preparation and effort are what I call ‘Paying the Price’ of success.
There is no free lunch when it comes to having a satisfying, fulfilling and rewarding life and career.
The moment we choose NOT to pay the price of success is the moment that we choose to pay the price of remaining in our current situation. Either way, we pay a cost.
Having met thousands of people who work in jobs that make them miserable every day… and knowing the preparation and effort it takes to make a transition to new and more rewarding career…
… I believe paying the price of ‘suffering’ in the wrong job and career is almost always far greater than paying the price of making a career change.
Let me say that again, paying the price of ‘suffering’ in the wrong job and career is almost always far greater than paying the price of making a career change.
Let me explain…
The cost and consequences of being in the wrong job and career are very high. Our best skills and talents are wasted. We don’t feel challenged or fulfilled at work. We lack motivation and feel tired… or exhausted. We lose self-confidence. Often, our personal lives and relationships also suffer.
Here is the price of making a career change:
You’ll likely need to invest a modest amount of money to get prepared and learn how to make a career transition. You might have to grow personally, such as learning how to deal with feelings of self-doubt or fear of rejection during a job search. And you will have to invest time and effort to make a transition.
The price of making a career change is NOT more than the most people are CAPABLE of paying. But it is more than many people are willing to make.
Whether we acknowledge it to ourselves or not, ALL of us CHOOSE to ‘pay the price’…
… We either choose to ‘Pay the Price’ to make a change and create the success we want in our life and career…
… or we choose to ‘Pay the Price’ of suffering and staying in an unsatisfying situation.
In closing, always remember that with right knowledge, strategies and effort you can attain an exciting career that you’ll enjoy, excel in and pays you well.
Career Change Club
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