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Why it's Time to Leave your Career Comfort Zone

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There comes a point in our career life that we feel stuck in a career with no way out, that even if we do not really like our jobs anymore or maybe feel stressed at times at work, we just opt to stay where we feel secure and stable than take a big career leap and look for actual growth.

If you have not really thought about your current career, it might be the perfect time now to step back and recognize what is holding you back from making the change you need to make to move towards your goals.

Here are a few things that will help you assess if it's finally time to get out of your career comfort zone.

You are happy with your paycheck

If you have been with a company for a long time and you seem to be contented with the salary you receive, then it could be a sign that you are in a comfort zone when it comes to your paycheck, according to The Muse. If this is the case, you need to assess yourself if you deserve a raise and take time to discuss your performance with your boss.

You just stay for the sake of staying

If you are too comfortable with your job that you cannot really pinpoint anything wrong with is means something's really wrong, according to Money. This only means that you are no longer growing as an employee, as a career person. If this happens, might as well look for challenging, uncomfortable yet fulfilling career that will suit you.

You actually have different career goals for yourself

You may be satisfied with what you are currently doing, maybe you are giving an impressive performance but when you think to yourself, you know you will be somewhere else if you will be given a chance, then it means that you may need to start pushing yourself to do something that is, yes scary, but something that can help you grow your skills, your confidence and most especially your career.

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