Nobody can avoid making decisions. It is a part of everyday life, and that includes both your personal life and your professional life.
The average person changes jobs at least five times during their life, and for some people, that number represents the low end of the spectrum. In today’s whirlwind market, fraught with a global pandemic and economic uncertainty, change is the rule, not the exception.
There are two main types of bad decisions: when you take action and when you don’t take action. Some people mistakenly believe that the only time they make a truly bad decision is when they take action when they should not have. That’s just half of the equation. A person can also make a poor decision when they don’t take action when they should have.
These are the poor decisions that we’re going to address in this blog post, the ones in which action is not taken when perhaps it should have been. We’ll refer to these decisions as “pitfalls,” because they’re not that obvious, but they can still have a negative effect on your job situation and career.
With that in mind, below are three career pitfalls that you should absolutely avoid in 2021:
#1—Clinging to the status quo
Allegiance to the status quo is one of the worst reasons to make a particular decision. If you’re unhappy where you are and decide to stay with the “devil you know” as opposed to the one you don’t, you might regret it later. Which brings us to. . .
#2—Allowing fear to rule your decisions
Making a decision based solely on the fact you might regret it in the future isn’t a sound decision. You’re not robbing a bank. You’re building a meaningful and satisfying career, so don’t be tempted to think that you should “just be happy to have a job.”
#3—Being overly confident or cocky
Confidence is good; overconfidence is not. It can cloud your judgment and make objective thinking nearly impossible. To safeguard against this, seek the consul and advice of others before making a final decision regarding your job situation or your career.
Not taking action is not the best way to avoid bad or poor decisions. Sometimes, not taking action is the worst thing that you can do. So analyze what you’re doing (and not doing) and make the proper adjustments to ensure maximum career growth and satisfaction in 2021.
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