I often hear: “Chris, I’ll be looking for a change in X number of months, just as soon as …”
Just as soon as I hear about my raise.
Just as soon as this project is over.
Just as soon as I can cross-train my replacement.
Just as soon as I get my new manager.
Just as soon as this M&A takes place.
I’m all for “Just as soon as” if there is a defined date set.
Please don’t let that just as soon as roll from one to another to another and 4 years down the road you’re still unhappy.
There is never the perfect time.
My suggestion: commit to yourself when your: “just as soon as” will become “I am now” and try not to let any new events impede that.
More career success awaits you…