One of my most popular posts on Write Change Grow is titled – Does it Feel Like Everyone is Moving Forward – Except You?
I think all of us feel we are standing still, while everyone is else is moving forward at some point in our lives.
It can be an awful feeling, but it’s something we can work on from both an emotional and practical standpoint.
Because we can be plagued with feelings of not moving forward, I thought it would be helpful to drill down and look at the different areas of our lives where we sometimes feel this way.
Today we are looking at how we feel about our careers.
Below are some of the specific reasons you might feel like everyone is moving forward in their careers except you.
People make more money
Money can be a big factor in why we feel like everyone is moving forward in their careers except us.
Our friends might make a LOT more money than we do and it can be intimidating (if we allow it to be).
Let’s start by taking a look at some general assumptions we often make about money.
- People who earn more money are happier
- People who earn more money are less stressed
- You have to earn a certain amount of money to be happy
- People who make lots of money love their jobs.
Reading through that list you might have thought – I know that assumption is not true – but here’s the thing, when comparison kicks in or we are feeling vulnerable we don’t always run with what we know to be true. We ditch logic and fall back on assumptions….