The realisation that your purpose doesn't align with your company purpose can be very demotivating and destabilising. You can be perfectly content working toward someone else's goal or objectives until one day you realize that your personal dreams are being compromised.
How do you know when it's time to make a move in your career? The number of year's you've been with a company isn't necessarily a good indicator. There's a lot of factors to consider and the answer won't be the same for everyone. So what are the things you should be considering?
I made a big mistake at one point in my career, I sat back and relied on my boss to notice all the great work I was doing for him. I was waiting for him to recognise me and give me a promotion. I basically made his life easy by dealing with any issues so they never landed on his desk. The problem was, he didn't even know I was doing this. I rarely told him about it, which meant I wasn't recognised for all my hard work.
Have you ever seen that movie with Bill Murray called Groundhog Day, where he's living the same day over and over? Does it sometimes feel like that's you living the same day over and over at work? If that's the case your career may have stalled.
It's AFL finals time and it reminded me of a session at a conference I attended a few months ago where AFL football legend David Parkin was the keynote speaker. He's gotten himself in trouble many times, but there's no doubting that he's been apart of and lead some high performing teams. He knows a thing or two about leadership.