Bust that myth: You can’t keep changing

Look who’s talking: The person that says this is either so change-averse they must freak out when their cereal gets a rebrand, or they’re so deliriously happy in their job for life they’ve slightly lost touch with reality.

Seriously?! Who on earth can decide that for you? Change as many times as you want. Nothing is wasted, and every time you learn to leap, find a way to adapt to a new business, understand a new sector, or a new way of working, you’re strengthening your change muscles.

And by strengthening these muscles and increasing your adaptability, you’re making yourself more aware, more conscious of what you like and don’t, and your strengths and weaknesses. And, ultimately each change will provide you with more insight and prove just how dumb this myth really is.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.

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My experience: I’ve been told this before, and I think I responded with an eye roll. Not my most diplomatic response, but it was succinct. Ultimately though, I’ve not stopped to consider that someone telling me had the right to do so. Nor what authority they were basing it on. I felt all the time that if the change made sense to me, then frankly, that was all the authority I needed. But, I know it can be lonely when you feel judged and as though you need to justify or limit yourself due to others' censure. This all comes back to believing in yourself and committing to a change that you feel is right for you now. Regardless of how many incarnations those changes take.

What you can do:

1. Make a list of all the changes you’ve made before. It could be changing schools, going to university, leaving home, moving house. The list of life changes you’ve already made is probably as long as your arm. And, at no point did anyone tell you you’ve done enough schooling now rather than change by going to high school just stay here in primary and re-do your ABC’s. Physically see the changes you’ve navigated and adapted to and question why you’d not be able to cope with as many changes as necessary to get where you want to go.

Have you checked out how to bust the myths about being in a job for at least a year and whether you'll have to take a pay cut to change jobs? (Spoiler alert - you won't)! And to learn a bit more about me check out this blog too.

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