We have all been there—work is humming along and yet you wonder: Is there something better out there? That place in which you think “is their greener grass?” and question if things are better or different somewhere else.
Unfortunately there is no perfect project and no perfect group. While it is important to see what else is out there it is equally important to get the work done in front of you. Often staying focused (and doing great work in your current role) is the best way to lead you to a new project.
A few questions to think about before you go in search of greener grass:
1. What do you like about the current work that you are doing? What is missing? Are you curious? Or are you just feeling bored? Exploring these questions helps you get to the root of your questions.
2. Talk to other consultant and gain a perspective. By simply chatting with others you may realize that your grass is actually pretty green. J These conversations can help you explore if you are indeed missing out on other opportunities and the actual job landscape (vs. perceived landscaped).
It is so easy to get distracted. My theory is to focus on what you have to get what you want. That is when the golden opportunities present themselves.