I remember an argument that ensued over 15 years ago. I remember it vividly
because he called me all sorts of names and emphasized that I had gotten my
priorities wrong. I made a statement that made him very upset. I said,
“Work is life.”
Today, I checked 5 different definitions of Career and they all had these 2
words in common: work and life.
Your career is your work life. You may or may not make a living from it.
You do it for most of your day. You do it for most of your life. And as
long as you are healthy, your work life will be long.
If you are going to spend most of your life working then your career may
very well be the most significant part of your life. Whether you choose to
be an executive or a stay at home mum, that is fine. What is key is that
you find fulfillment in your work.
Imagine feeling unfulfilled with the state of your career. Imagine being
unfulfilled with a significant part of your life. Imagine being miserable
with your everyday work. Imagine spending it doing someone else’s job or
fulfilling someone else’s purpose. Imagine that quality of life?
Choose your best life. Take care of your career. Take care of your life.
Your life is worth fighting for.
What are your thoughts?