The end of the calendar year is a time when many people re-evaluate where they are – and where they are headed. Are you one of them?

You may have recently done some hard thinking about what you are thankful for, but if that process led to a list of what you would like to change about your job or life (link to article on work/life balance), don’t limit yourself to the small stuff.

Maybe it’s time to quit your job and start your ideal career.

How can you tell?

  • Is your unhappiness at work affecting the rest of your life? No one is happy at work every day, but if your job is leeching the joy out of your personal life, it might be time to make a move.
  • Do you want more control? One of the biggest reasons people move into freelance work—and of the things that makes it most satisfying when they do—is having more control over their personal lives.

How afraid are you to fail? If your fear of failure pales beside your fear that you will never have a chance to succeed, go for it! Make your own opportunities and think of failure as a chance to learn how to do better next time.

“Start today, not tomorrow. If anything, you should have started yesterday. The earlier you start, the more time you have to mess up.” – Emil Motycka

And the more time you have to enjoy your success!

Wendy Stackhouse, for Artisan Creative