One of the hardest things to do is figuring out if you need to totally change up your career path. It's a scary thought for many, but it's also one that is often necessary. Below are a few signs that it's time for a career change.

You've Lost Motivation

One of the biggest signs that you need to change your career is one that you'll see in your current job. If you notice that you're just showing up for a paycheck, you may want to start thinking about what's going wrong. A good job needs to pay you, of course, but it should also be fulfilling on a deeper level. If you don't have the motivation to succeed, you need to find a place that will allow that motivation to return.

You Start Seeing the Signs

You'll also need to change up your career if you start noticing signs in your personal life. Whether it's a feeling of dread every time you drive by your place of work or a hint from a psychic, there are plenty of ways for you to subtly notice that you're no longer interested in your old job. When the signs all start pointing to a change, it's time for you to start paying attention.

You've Reached a Career Roadblock

Have you noticed that you can't make any forward momentum in your career? It's not just that you can't get promoted at your current place of work, but rather that you just can't find a job in your field at all. If this is the case, you've either hit your ceiling in your field or your field isn't growing. In either case, this is a very good indication that you need to start looking for something new.

You Can't Imagine a Future

Finally, start thinking about what your future is going to look like in your current job. If you can't imagine anything more than what you've got right now, you need to decide if that's enough for you. A lack of growth prospects and a general feeling of dread towards the future are usually both indications that it is time for a change.

You're not tied to a single field, but it's definitely better to start looking at a change sooner rather than later. Whether you need a new certification or just a brush-up on your resume, you can put in the work to make a career change. You don't have to stay in a field that doesn't hold a future for you.

Author's Bio: 

Anica is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. You can connect with Anica on Twitter @AnicaOaks.