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Why Are You Never Too Old to Change Your Career? | DLP India

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Because you deserve a second chance rather than feeling stuck and struggle miserably in an odd job.


Although this mere thought of switching career in pursuit of exploring new career goals or assessing different interests may run a cold shiver down the spine in even the most confident person’s heart. But, you must go ahead by ditching the conventional career rules and find fulfillment by pursuing the role that seems more satisfying to you.

And now the answer to the million dollar question “Is it too late to change your career path?”


There is no “correct” age to pursue your passion and take it forward as a career that makes you happier. Don’t be resistant towards a transition because our career interests continue to change as we grow and explore a broader perspective on the corporate world. For sure, switching the career goals may require lots of hard work and determination a lot more than you expected but it is always worth taking the risks.

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Here’s why:

  1. You’re not alone in this mess. There are countless people who ditched their old careers in pursuit of following their passion and embraced the new growth opportunities later in life. Our career paths don’t always tend to go in the right direction leaving us puzzled and the best way to solve the complex zig-zag path is to make the decision for you.
  2. Following your passion is superb. Rebooting your career choices to match your passion is surely a wise decision as it makes you feel happier in the long term. There is no point in pretending that you’re happy when you’re truly dissatisfied with your work life. Be open to change and follow your real passion and it will surely bring you a maximum level of job satisfaction and a sense of worthiness.
  3. Your capabilities grow with age. As you grow older, you become more mature about your key strengths and weaknesses and your capacity than you were when you were 24. What’s more, you likely become the master of so many essential skills such as organizing tasks, managing your time, problem-solving abilities, decision-making skills, self-confidence and interpersonal skills, which are absolutely required in almost every field.
  4. Whether it’s your own business or a company, following your own guts and passion is a sure shot formula for success. While success is always misinterpreted for money, it is, in fact, the happiness which is a true parameter of success. Just because you started or picked up a career in your early years doesn’t mean that you should be stuck with it for the remainder of your lifetime. Changing a career for the sake of happiness is something which one should do as soon as possible as everyone on this earth deserves to be happy.

Switching career paths may seem downright terrifying when you’ve invested many years (or even decades) to run jobs on a smooth road of success. Fear kills willpower and your resistant brain stops you from becoming what you want to become and accomplish heights you could easily do. Pull up all your courage to fight back against this active and relentless force “RESISTANCE” that is indeed blocking you from achieving the higher goals like J.K. Rowling is one prominent personality who was fired from her secretary job because she daydreamed about a preteen wizard and then, she wrote Harry Potter novels after she lost her job. Like her, there are many other brave souls who pushed their luck hard when life called for bold strokes and chose to go ahead with their true ambitions. Oprah Winfrey, Amitabh Bachchan, Larry Page & Sergey Brin (owners of the search algorithm ‘Google’) are few of those people who continued to do what their passion was and the rest is history.

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Maybe everything will look extremely difficult at first, but you should never let the fear and panic render you paralyzed from going ahead with the career options you dearly wanted to do no matter whether you’re in your 40s? Or 50s? Or 60s? Or 70s? Or even later. Put in all your efforts to meet the standards of purpose and get your foot in the door of a new industry where you are free to do what you’re good at and what you enjoy doing truly.


Final Words:

The time for action is always now and it’s never ever too late to be what you desire to achieve in life no matter how far you’ve actually walked on the wrong road. Stay motivated and keep working very hard towards achieving your goals every single day so that you can come close to where you always desire to be tomorrow.


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