I started this blog in February 2008. At the time the purpose that i was putting on the blog was to move from the business that i was currently running, to another business. I was not sure what the business would be, how i would make the change or really anything of the details at all. The only thing at the time i was sure about was that i actually wanted to make a change.
Well as things would turn out, 18 months on, and really nothing has changed. Although i am not actively promoting the business that i was running when i started this blog. It is still running (www.orionnetworks.com.au). Although i have considered just what needs to happen to change this, it is not something that i have managed to actually achieve. On the same note, working is still sitting in the same position, i am still in with the same company, although i have moved a little further up the ladder. However i see at this point in time that neither the business, nor the job i currently have are going to move me any closer to the goals i would like to be working on or achieving.
I realize so much that i am continuing in a path that is not leading me where i want to go, however this is not helped that i am unable to properly see where i want to go. At the time of creation on this blog, the reasons i end up sticking with the business i was doing,mostly were seated in the idea that it was a business that i knew. There was very little barrier for me to make a choice between sticking with what i knew, as opposed to making a change. Where this has lead me is potentially exactly where you would expect it to lead, this post and the admission that nothing has changed.
You see this i think comes from the concept that if you know that you are not so much interested in what you are doing because you cannot see the potential in it then this is inevitably going to be true. It is really a law of nature, the path with the least resistance is often the particular path which is followed. It happens that taking the easier path is just purely easier. Taking the path towards change has what is apparent as so many obstacles and reasons why not. This is however just where i need to change my thinking.
The biggest question i have been asking myself more recently though is not whether i want to change or not. As it is self evident to me, that i do want a change. The more pertinent question though is what sort of change do i want to make. What business do i want to be in? Where do i want to place this business? Do i want to sell product or focus on services? There are really quite a large number of questions that i am asking myself and the unfortunate result i am finding is that i am having trouble answering these questions for myself.
I find that while i would like to pursue the business that i am in, or have been in since i started my business. I cannot see the future potential in this business, to provide the type of involvement, profitability and diversity that i want from a business. Diversity is i suppose the most important factor for me, as i want variety in what i am doing, i hate being confined to the one continually repetitive task day in, day out.
While i do want to change and there are a lot of questions that i still need to answer, it is something that i think will only come with time. It is not something that i should be rushing and definetatly not something that i should be looking to force to happen. While it is fully something that i am going to have to work out for myself i am really interested in what you thoughts are on the topic. I do believe that while all choices are personal to you, taking input from many sources, can open your mind to new and different opportunities.