Finding a job, a way of life, a reason to be or just an earning avenue. How do you choose your career or does your career choose you? Each of us have a story, a tale to tell- be it a CEO, a stylist, or a sales exec. Some have wanted to be who they are, others not so much. Some crave a new life, while others are sated doing exactly what they do.
It is a pity when we don’t enjoy who we are and how far we have come. Instead of enjoying your current status, you choose to gripe and whine about what didn’t happen and should have, what you could have been, how you aren’t where you dreamed to be. New entrants or Trainees, senior managers, or the in betweens, you see and hear dissatisfaction and unhappy employees all around. They may be toxic to the core or just plain annoyed by their lives not turning out the way they envisioned. Planning a strategy is fine, but having the acumen to figure out how to alter it as the factors around and inside you unfold is essential to finding the best that you can do and be.
Whether you stumbled upon this job, were not able to do any other or dreamt of it for years, it doesn’t matter. What matters is your attitude. How you brave the odds. How you face adversity. How you treat those around you. How humble you are in your triumphs. Learning and growing we are each day.
Why do you do what you do? It matters not.
How you do what you do is the key.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”