John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC
Transitioning successfully from one practice to another depends on appreciating that while the grass may be different in the new shop, it won’t necessarily be greener. What does that mean?
Every position in every practice comes with its struggles. Every career move has trade-offs. Every career move has a cost. But here are the secrets about successful people that you should know:
Successful people trade one pain for another. They trade the pain of regret with the pain of discipline. They fear failure just like everyone else. It’s OK to be afraid to fail, but you can’t be afraid to try.
Successful people take risks and lose. Success goes hand-in-hand with risk, and risk can bring discomfort and anxiety. You might need to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. Nothing ventured really does mean nothing gained.
Successful people want to give up. There could be times when it seems like it will never happen for you. But the difference between losing and being a loser is giving up.
Successful people get rejected. You may not think they do. You may not see it happen to them. But they do. They just don’t let it stop them. Some day you may look back and see that you were rejected for so many things that rejection has become a normal part of your success journey.
You might be asking yourself why you would change if the grass isn’t greener. Remember, though, the grass isn’t greener, it’s just different. Successful people are successful because they leverage the different.