In yesterday’s post we looked at ways to identify if you are lacking in career ambition. In today’s post we look at the many reasons why you may have lost your career ambition: 1. Bored 2. Don’t trust your firm 3. Don’t trust your partner 4. Don’t trust your mentor 5. Don’t trust your counseling/line/staff/appraising manager 6. Don’t want to make any sacrifices to progress your career 7. Don’t know how to market yourself 8. Don’t have any appetite to market yourself 9. Don’t know how to communicate your personal brand to the people who matter 10. Don’t know how to show your strengths to others [sc name=CareerActionPlan] 11. Analysing everything to death 12. Too deep in your career comfort zone 13. Waiting for things to happen 14. Expecting others to make things happen 15. Not prepared to take a chance on your career 16. Large changes happening in your personal life, e.g. getting married, getting divorced, bereavement 17. Know you are in the wrong job 18. Too stressed 19. Worried that you will lose your job 20. Waiting until your firm does lay you off 21. Know you are in the wrong profession 22. Having a tough time with a client or series of clients 23. Struggling to acquire the new skills required in your role or the next role up 24. Sleep deprived 25. Clinically depressed 26. Suffering from a long term illness, such as chronic fatigue syndrome 27. Waiting for your boss or someone else to retire or leave the firm so you can have their job What else would you add to this list? [sc name=CareerActionPlan]

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