There are three primary movements on the journey to finding what to do next.
1. Discovering your Gifting.
Of the three, Timing is the one you have the least control over. It’s why the work you do in the first two can help move you forward while you wait on the right timing.
It’s why I encourage younger leaders to remember: The fast track is slower than you think (and that’s a good thing.)
You can’t fast track integrity.
What happens in your internal life shapes your external career.
Sure, due to our circumstances, we may need to make a change, add a side hustle or take on a different role to bridge the time between now and the right opportunity. But the work you do internally will be a big help. It’s one of the reasons I increased my time with a counselor in my latest career transition.
If you’re trying to figure out what to do next, keep your focus on these three movements. If you need help on specifically what to do to make this happen, I’ve outlined a plan for that in my new book, What to do Next.
And remember, you don’t have to figure out the rest of your life. You just have to figure out What to do Next.