“Many Americans see work as a thing to deal with, that hopefully gives them enough stability or money to have a shot at being who they really are. Which is a good father, or a good mother, or a Bucs fan, or great golfer, or a rising dirt track racer, or the person who throws the best block parties, or a reliable singer in the church choir, or a competitive BBQ-er, or a good solid friend that will do anything to help out anyone else, or someone ‘keeping their head above water and doing it without losing their cool because it is easy to lose your cool in this crazy world.’”
I think about this a lot, how many folks are working and not thinking about a career or where they want to go or how they want to advance. They work to be able to have the life they want and it may or may not be something they enjoy. I especially think about this in relation to my own work, I'll admit it, it's a day job, I do it for the money and because I'm working towards other life goals. But the rub comes when my place of employment insists I need goals, I need to want more, I need to make this a career that maybe I don't want to make it.