One of the biggest frustrations I hear people express is how much they dislike their careers. A 3rd Quarter 2011 Gallup Employee Engagement Index says that:
- 29% of American workers are “engaged,” or involved in and enthusiastic about their work and contributing to their organizations in a positive manner.
- 71%of American workers are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in their work, meaning they are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and are less likely to be productive.
Are you kidding me?
Over two-thirds of our workforce is disengaged in their positions. This means their are lot of people who are frustrated with how they spend a third of their day.
Isn’t that kind of depressing?
5 Reasons People Stay Stuck in Their Careers
Stuck Factor #1: Avoid Confronting Change
Stuck Factor #2: Resist Growth and Maturity
Stuck Factor #3: Have Trouble Selling Themselves
Stuck Factor #4: Associate Themselves with the Wrong People
Stuck Factor #5: People Don’t Value Time
If you are part of the 71%, you’re not alone. As you read this article, can you relate to any of the five reasons? If so, what needs to happen for you to change how you do things so you are prepared for available opportunities. At some point you have to make a decision if you are OK with being part of this 71% or if you’re ready to be part of the 29% who are “engaged,” or involved in and enthusiastic about their work and contributing to their organizations in a positive manner.
Only you can make that happen! You must lead yourself!
What’s holding you back?
How engaged will you be by 30?