How do you ensure you move forward in your career and not get trapped in paralyzing emotions? What steps can you take to minimize the fear and strengthen our physical and mental well-being? Over the course of your transition, it will be important to check in with yourself to gauge how you are feeling at that precise moment. Are you 100% focused on what you are about to do? Are you still moving in the right direction? Does the direction still feel right to you? Are you more passionate than ever? A lot of people do not check in on themselves and it is a shame because so much can be learned about yourself when you give yourself time to do a reality check.
As you go through your career transition, be aware of your current emotional state, and the state you need to be in. If the two do not match up, you need to do something to change it. One of the main differences that I see between successful “transitioners” and others is that the successful ones will check-in with themselves often. This section provides you with tips and questions for checking in with yourself and ensuring that you still want to move forward in the same direction.