Been Pondering a Career Change? Here's Some Inspiration to Launch You into the New Year

Posted December 31, 2018

The year ahead is bright, new and full of promise. And if you’ve been pondering taking a major step like shifting career directions or looking for a better job, there’s no time like the present.

Change is good, and if there’s one thing the new year reminds us of, it’s that every year (but really, every day) we have the opportunity to shift course as we head for another turn around the sun.

As you ponder making your next great job decision, here’s some inspiration to get you thinking the right way.

And on that note, here are some wise words to live by...

On Change

“Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have--and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.” —James Belasco and Ralph Stayer

“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.” —Washington Irving

“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” —Warren Buffett

“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” —Bill Clinton

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” —Benjamin Franklin

“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” —Maya Angelou

On Opportunity

“People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.” —Ken Hakuta

“An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.” —Winston Churchill

“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” —Chris Grosser

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot

“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” —Confucius

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” —Confucius

On Getting Fired

“Getting fired is nature’s way of telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place.” —Hal Lancaster

On Taking Action

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” —Bruce Lee

“Expect to succeed even before you start. All winners, no matter what their game, start with the expectations that they're going to succeed. Winners say, “I want to do this and I CAN do this”, not “I would like to do this, but I don’t think I can.” —Denis Waitley

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” —Victor Kiam

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” —Andrew Carnegie

“The future depends on what you do today.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“I learned that you don’t get anywhere by sitting comfortably in a chair.” —Conrad Hilton

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” —Wayne Gretzky

On Pondering A New Job

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” —Henry Ford

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” —Bruce Lee

“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” —Thomas Jefferson

We’re inspired, and hope you are too! More than that, we hope you’re primed and ready to take action toward getting the job of your dreams!

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The CareerBliss Team

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