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It’s Not Your Fault!

Where you are now reflects your past – much of which you’ve probably had no control or influence over!

If you are frustrated by a lack of career progression, you might be able to blame any number of things for it:

  • poor education
  • wrong choice of degree or university
  • social immobility
  • lack of choice or opportunity
  • restrictive or even bullying leadership styles
  • changing organisational direction

It might even include the recent economic challenges stalling organisational growth and promotional opportunity.
So many reasons, most of which have probably been out of your own sphere of control or influence.

At the same time, decisions taken by others can have an immediate negative effect on your career progress and you might face – or indeed have already experienced facing, enforced job loss with redundancy and all the negative overtones that accompany it.

But of course, that’s not your fault either – it’s what happens to many others and you will not have been singled out for punishment!

So, whilst where you are now is probably not your fault, you are there. We can all recall the rational and emotional career-limiting experiences of our past – but they are not your fault! They probably merely reflect situations where you had little control or influence or any support structure to help.

Executives and Senior Managers, reflecting on where you are now, must accept the past for what it was – you can’t change the past – but you can change the future!

Those desiring to turn things around can now change the rules in their favour. You can, at last, become the one that drives your own career, your own fortune – and your own future successes.

Bernard Pearce –The Executive Career Transition Specialist