I have a question for you.
“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” (Charles Bukowski)
Really take the time to ponder this.
This is probably the most important question you need to ask yourself if you want to be truly fulfilled in your work and in your life.
Well, it’s pretty simple.
If you don’t, your work and life will be aligned with who you think you should be.
…what you think you should love.
…what you think you should be good at.
…what the world thinks you should do to be successful.
Do you think living a life of shoulds will ever make you happy and fulfilled?
Be fully honest.
No, it won’t. Ever.
Or you are lying to yourself. or you are in denial.
Should in one of the biggest killers of happiness and fulfillment.
So, let me ask you this question again in different ways:
- Are you able to make the difference between who you truly are and what you think you should be?
- Between what you love doing and what you think you should love or people say you should love?
- Between what you are naturally good at and what the society says you should be good at to succeed?
Be honest with yourself.
The only thing that will ever makes you truly fulfilled in your career is doing work that is aligned with who you truly are.
…what YOU love doing (not your friends, coworkers, parent, or spouse)
…what YOU are naturally good at.
…what makes YOU feel successful.
There is NO other way.
I can tell you. After working with hundreds of people over the past 5 years.
This is why the first part of my process with my clients is about uncovering their authentic self.
Removing the layers of conditioning and going back to your authentic self is the prerequisite to discovering the Work you love.
To your true, authentic, best self!