Think about this. Why do you work?
Is it the money? Is it something to do to fill the time? Is it because it opens up opportunities to make friends and socialise? Or just maybe, is it because work provides you with the sense of purpose, meaning and self-respect that creates the identity you want to be defined by?
If work is more than work, it is a career that defines the very essence of who you are then you’ll be keen to see it develop quickly and achieve success. Successful careers are founded on achieving impact and recognition however, they also require sustainability.
Developing Impact and recognition takes time, energy and effort. To be sustainable it needs to happen in a way that keeps you physically and mentally strong, energised and able to cope with all the challenges and demands that go with your work environment. Crash out or burn out and your career will never be what you had hoped it would be. Career Resilience is required.
Career resilience is the capacity to apply yourself and create a successful career whilst maintaining your health and wellbeing.
Consider the following:
- Is your career so important to you that it defines the very essence of who you are?
- Are you highly driven and aspirational but work is wearing you out?
- Do you expect your career to be meaningful but you’re struggling to make it so?
- Do you want to build a career that leaves you energised and motivated?
- Do you know you have so much more to give but you’re not sure how?
- Do you want to be the best, without crashing and burning in the process?
If you have answered Yes to any of these, then you need Career Resilience. Now is time to take stock and put some new practices if place that will create change. Here are a few Top Tips or for more on burnout, including case studies, questionnaires and exercises order my Amazon bestseller, “How to have an Outstanding Career”.
My 3 Top Tips for how to build your Career Resilience
Tip 1: Know your purpose.
What do you want from your career and what do you want it to look like?
Tip 2: Look for opportunities for self-growth and development.
You can’t rely on your employer for this and you shouldn’t allow yourself to stagnate.
Tip 3: Stay healthy and recognise your stress triggers and how you react.
A healthy mind and body will give you the energy and motivation to grow your career.