Sometimes I get so frustrated because I get scared and doubt myself. I struggle to trust my own instincts and this week made me realize I need to do that, also I need to focus. I don’t want to be selfish but I cannot worry about other people. I have to worry about me.
I need to focus on what I want to do with my career.
I already know I am a “rut person.”
I find a comfort zone and I settle.
I move in all my furniture.
I hang pictures on the wall.
I close the doors.
I burrow into my comfort zone and stop.
I’m not at a place in my career where I can stop. I’m in a temporary position that can technically go away at any time with little to no notice. This week I made some major steps toward finding my niche and also trying to make sure I end up with a permanent position in this department.
Even though I’ve only been in the job a couple of months I found my comfort zone, people I go to for questions, jobs I enjoy doing, and trying to find ways to avoid jobs I don’t like. I’m forcing myself to step out of my comfort zone and over the next couple weeks I’m really going to work on standing out and stepping up.
Today I made progress by volunteering to help out with a group at work, possibly taking over the group by the end of the month so it will be mine to run. I applied for another position and continue to hunt for more within the department (my boss already knows so it’s not like I’m sneaking around). I asked about going with someone to learn more about their job just so I have a better idea of how all the processes tie together.
I’m refusing to let myself settle into a new comfort zone.
This is the opportunity I wanted, the opportunity I received, and I don’t plan to blow it so I’m changing….
Next week I’m changing and leaping out of my comfort zone. I recognize one of my challenges is finding my confidence, especially when I’m uncertain. I tend to shy away from difficult situations when I need to confront them. If I never make myself face challenges I’ll never conquer them so I’m off to enjoy the weekendbecause next week it’s back to work with a whole new attitude. “The time to hesitate is through” 🙂