Where am I in my career?
BY GUEST THINKER: FRAZER BUNTIN ::
If you are like most people, you want a job that perfectly aligns with your passions, interests, and skills. You want to leap out of bed and race to the office and be brilliant and passionate. You want to high-five your soul as you stand atop your career. You want to know with deep conviction that you are making the correct decisions. And you want the “answer” to come to you by divine inspiration. You feel the fragility of your career and you really do not want to mess it up.
If you are living out your definition of success, how did you get there? Should people expect success, and if so, by when? If you don’t feel that you are living out your definition of success, why not? What is holding you back?
This is ultimately a question of alignment: Is the work I am doing in my life aligned with the definition of success I have in my head and in my heart? Are those two definitions even aligned (the head one and the heart one)? Where am I and where might I go from here?
Frazer Buntin is a healthcare executive, budding author, and long-time student of human emotion as it relates to work. His book, A Monkey Could Do Your Job: Practical Tactics for Understanding and Overcoming Crazy Feelings about Work, is now available at https://www.amazon.com/Monkey-Could-Do-Your-Job/dp/1610059522.