You asked: Having the courage to write a new page

The crisis that has shaken the entire planet in recent months has led to changes in our daily lives, but also in our approach to life. Some of these changes have been more difficult to accept, but others have led many of us to a great deal of introspection. Because in times of change, most of us will simply wait for a return to normal, while others will take advantage of this disorientation to write a new page in their history.

What if for once you were one of those people? What if you finally seize the opportunity to change what you don’t like about your life and take the appropriate actions that will make you happier? Do you think it’s not realistic, that it’s not for you? Know that everything is within your reach, as long as you make the necessary effort.

Weighing the pros and cons

If you recognize yourself in these lines, it is because there is indeed a project that has been running through your head for some time, but you have never dared to consider it further than the simple idea. Would it be an entrepreneurial project? A return to school? Or a position with a new company? Whatever the idea, the best way to know if you should go ahead with it is to do a clichéd but effective exercise: weigh the pros and cons! However, keep in mind that when comparing the pros and cons, it’s not the quantity that counts, it’s the weight that counts. Indeed, certain aspects have much more weight in the balance. By not relying solely on the quantity on each side, it makes the exercise more subjective, hence the importance of relying on one’s own weight. feeling! It is quite possible that the “pros” column has just three items in the one column and more than ten in the other, but perhaps one specific “pros” will be more important than all the “cons” put together. Especially since fear of the unknown sometimes leads us to see many more negatives in a situation, but we must keep in mind that these aspects are often associated with many realistic solutions if we take the time to think about them.

Surround yourself with the right people

So, you weighed the pros and cons and decided to go for it? Well done, you just made your first move in the right direction! Now, you have to make sure that you have the right support so that you don’t feel like you’re launching yourself into the void completely alone. Indeed, without seeking approval, take the time to talk about your project to those around you. They may have additional thoughts to help you in your project. And the support of those you love will probably lead to even more motivation. If, on the other hand, some of them don’t seem to share your opinion and try to discourage you, know that you don’t have to try to convince them. Your project belongs to you, as does your life, so it’s up to you to know what you want to do with it.

Finally, beyond your loved ones, other people are even better equipped to support you on this journey. If you’re thinking about going back to school but are not quite sure which program best suits your aspirations, it’s probably worth meeting with a Centre étape guidance counsellor before you register. If you’d rather turn to entrepreneurship, it’s possible to take a course that will help you get your project off the ground. Are you interested? Find out about the next cohort in the program. Undertake offered at Centre étape. Finally, for any other support, be it specific or uncertain, regarding your professional situation, do not hesitate to call the 418-529-4779. An employment counsellor will be happy to meet your needs, whatever they may be.

See, it’s not so scary after all. So take your courage in both hands and start writing this new adventure!

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