In psychologist Barry Schwartz’s book – The Paradox of Choice, having an abundance of choices often leads to feelings of anxiety, being overwhelmed, a lower sense of accomplishment or unrealistic expectations, usually causing us not to make any decision at all.
Do you occasionally feel that way with your Salesforce career?
Do I stay functional, or become more technical?
Do I stay an individual contributor or look to be a team lead/manager?
Should I look into working on different clouds or become an expert where I am currently?
Do I look for better opportunities or continue to prove myself here?
Do I need to acquire more certifications for my career to excel or let my experience do the talking?
Do I stay in a particular industry, if so, which industry is best over the long term?
Do I try consulting? Do I leave consulting?
Should I be a full time employee, or try contracting?
While all these feelings are real and probably experienced within most of us, is there a “right” answer?
Rather than debating if the decision is right or wrong, if the thought continues to rise to the top of your mind, follow your instinct, make a decision, then check your course along the way and make adjustments.
The decision doesn’t have to be permanent.