“I’m languishing!” was the clear concern expressed by a frustrated professional. “I know I can do more at work, how do I make that happen?"
It’s a great question to explore.
Many professionals are feeling the pinch of pandemic workplaces; work is more isolated and you don’t get the exposure to meet new people or learn about new projects that may interest you. As another professional put it: “You can practically feel your brain cells shrivelling up”.
As much as your manager wants to help, they may be in the same boat, with neither the time nor the occasion to look beyond the work today.
Don’t leave your potential on the shelf. Your actions and expertise are what got you where you are today, and they can take you even further; you just need a plan to turn your amazing potential into your dream career. So, let’s do it:
If you can tell you’re languishing at work, you have all the info you need to take courageous action to get you on the path to work you deserve. Languishing has another hallmark: playing it safe.
If you’ve been keeping a low profile, working hard and hoping to get noticed, forget it. In today’s modern workplace it’s not enough. Nor it is enough to make skillful requests of your manager and wait for them to happen. You need to actively participate in your career relevance at work, and that means engaging all of that amazing potential you have, taking it off the shelf and putting it to work for you.
You’ve got the plan – it’s your move.
“Spooky accurate assessment.” – D.B.