Why do you do what you do professionally?
Is it because you love it and can’t imagine doing anything else … because it fulfills you in every way?
Is it because it pays well or offers tremendous opportunities?
Is it because you feel as if you don’t have other really viable options?
Look, if you do what you do because it’s fulfilling and you love it, count yourself among the luckiest people on earth.
It’s regrettable, but the vast majority don’t find themselves in that camp.
Most are either doing what they do just to pay the bills or because they see themselves as just flat stuck.
Now, let’s be clear. Who among us hasn’t found themselves unhappy with various aspects of their work life situation from time to time or even on an ongoing basis?
Precious few, so let’s not pretend the absolute ideal position even exists out there for more than a very lucky few.
And even those who love what they do have aspects of their work they’d rather not have to deal with … like accounting, managing employees, or trying to master baffling technology.
Every situation has its drawbacks, its annoyances, its limitations.
So, what’s the point? Why do I bring this up?