Our Career Really Doesn’t Define Who We Are.
We all have the tendency to use our careers to define who we are. But, it’s important to remember that our job isn’t a total representation of ourselves — it’s what we do. While it is true that our position at work adds pride to our life, it doesn’t make up the entirety of it.
A week ago, I decided to leave my job and I felt the need to justify my decision and clarify every last detail until people were literally snoring in front of me. There was this immense need to explain my employment situation in order to give myself a purpose and identity.
A little more pondering and I did realize that’s really not the case—all of that pressure to define myself using my career was totally self-imposed. In fact, most people honestly didn’t care, most were just being nosy.
And while I like the things I do at work, the travel opportunities given to me, the salary I get, and the people I work with — there is no turning back because I want to see what lies ahead with what I like.
So, if you’re contemplating taking your own leap of faith anytime soon, I hope you are able to find that much needed courage and that may you see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Take it easy ebriwan.