They say nothing in life is certain but death and taxes. I would add to that… CHANGE.
Change is inevitable and switching doesn’t always work out the way we imagine it will.
Sometimes we switch just because we feel it’s going to be better somehow, you know the grass is greener, I’ll be happier and not to mention just how great everything will be. And then, there are the other times it’s forced upon us. Either way, it’s coming.
When we switch, for whatever reason, there is always something to learn.
Once, I switched positions with my current company. This time, I didn’t have a choice but I’m very flexible and learn quickly so I’m usually switching positions within our corporation often. I’ve been at the same company for 15 years now and have done so many things. The most favorite thing I’ve ever done was to Manage and Consult on various Projects On Site for our Clients. My goals during any of these project is to make sure that the current staff of the company I’m in has no clue we (my team and I) are vendors. I always want them to think we are current employees because our work ethics depict that we care about the bottom line of the company.
One was described to me and immediately I was thinking of how we would try not to kill each other after day 3. YES – Sounded that horrid. Imagine the scene: “Marie, you and your team will be flipping through individual papers looking for one set of numbers and cutting them out with an exacto knife. Making copies and putting whole sheets of papers back into the files. YES… everyday, all day” – Ohh My Gosh!
But was supposed to only last 6 weeks and being the happy Joy Spreader that I am, I decided to make the best of it. Well, as I often do, I got in there and showed the client that yes, we are fixing and managing all of the items you wanted us to, but what about….. and after pointing out other items that were over looked by the client, this 6 week project turned into 9 months.
AND (WAIT FOR IT) it was the best 9 months ever. Literally. I thought this was going to be the worst case of Switchers Remorse Ever and would have me stabbing people in the eye with my exacto knife but it didn’t.
And then there is the flip side. Switchers Remorse can be horrid and not easy to get back out of. We think we will get something better. We think we will get more. We think the shiny, sparkly wonderfulness of it all is the best and then….it’s not. You think wow… that is NOT what I thought was going to happen and there it is – Switchers Remorse.
Have you ever chosen to make a change only to find it wasn’t the right one?
Have you ever desired “more” only to realize you “had it all” already?
What did you do? How did you fix it?
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