Traditional knowledge on professional development extols the virtues of having a well-defined work path. New research, however, suggests that this may not be the greatest counsel for today’s professionals.
Today’s employment market is significantly more fluid than it was a decade ago. Our careers are an ever-changing adventure full of ups and downs. Instead of attempting to foresee what will happen next, focus on where you are right now and embrace whatever comes your way with enthusiasm and openness. To keep up with the trends and capitalize on this fluidity, a professional must maintain an open mind and break free from the career barriers of the past.
- It leads to undue stress
- You miss out on new opportunities and sources of inspiration