At a recent conference I attended, I as an audience member asked the executives on the plenary panel what it meant to “get there” and once they “got there”, what they felt they still needed to learn. To be honest, I was unsatisfied with their lack of answers here. It led me to think that they hadn’t thought about it. I asked because so many people (me included) spend so much time, energy and focus on the journey (whether it’s career goals or other) that they don’t know what to do once they get there, or what it means for their identity. Good reasons to stay reflective, I think.
Back to this link—it’s not this particular story that strikes me—in fact, there are probably better ones out there. However, it’s the quote that I particularly find inspiring: ”I know a lot of you are looking for your first big break. Others are assistants trying to climb one more step up that infinite ladder. During this journey…work towards what you love. Try not to be tempted by jobs that won’t get you there.” Work towards what you love….great stuff!