I'm feeling stuck, and I don't know where to go next in my career.

First, start by identifying your values. Understanding your values can help you find direction in your career. Your values are what you care about and, when you pay attention to them, they can serve as a north star to guide you in your career decisions.  

Clear values can guide you forward and keep you grounded, providing you with motivation and intention. Knowing what you care about will help you make more strategic career-related decisions.

To identify what motivates you and drives you, reflect on what you enjoy doing.  What makes you feel rewarded and proud? What motivates you? Consider whether your current goals and actions serve your values. When your actions and goals are aligned with your values, it's easier to stay motivated and engaged in your work.

Start by identifying your values and assessing where you stand in each:

  • Think of the 5 values that are most important to you. If you can’t come up with 5 values spontaneously, use a list like this.

  • For each of your top 5 values asses where you are now and where you would like to be.

  • Is your current situation serving your values?

  • What can you do to bridge the gap?

 

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