Self-awareness · Work

Career = life meaning?

 

A job does not give life meaning

When you feel good inside, even a trivial job can be satisfactory.

And vice versa, when the mind is badly disturbed, even the most healthy & exciting activity feels soo wrong. Everything runs on a melting foundation.

Run away from that inner compass and we would be broken.

“The job hunt is separate. The job is something you have to do to support yourself. Since you’re going to be doing it for a good portion of your life, you should look for some basics: People who respect you and your personal life. A company that is honest. A job that uses your skills and experience. A job that challenges your abilities without overwhelming you.”

“A career is like a mate. The relationship is limited by what you bring to the table. If you are not happy with yourself, you won’t be happy with the match-up. Here’s an analogy a friend once told me: You have to have the cake, and then the relationship is the icing. It doesn’t matter how good the icing is if there’s no cake to put it on. Who eats icing by itself? Gross.”

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