“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.”–Bob Goff
Someone asked me this question today and it got me thinking for a long time. He meant it in a professional perspective but I couldn’t think of a sensible answer even after pondering over it for a while. Currently with my on going job profile, the thought of getting back home keeps me on my toes. Writing an article on my beloved blog keeps my mind busy. Thinking about the distance of my next long run makes me happy. Completing my work quickly so that I have time to catch up on a book or show gives me motivation to speed up. But nothing even remotely related to my profession or job keeps me on my toes.
When we spend more than half of each day for most part of our life on building a career, it’s very important to enjoy the process enough to think of upgrading our skills in it. We shouldn’t be thinking of different ways to get out of the office rut to really start living our life. I feel each day should be balanced with our work and every other thing that sparks joy in us. Each day has a role to play in building our personality and life, it doesn’t make sense to move forward in life in a robotic manner.
I have many areas to work on with respect to my profession and career that I am aware of. I also enjoy studying and learning new things. Yet, at work, I end up wasting my time waiting for the day to end. I really want to change this routine. My work and profession is the reason I have achieved most of my childhood goals. It has given me respect and financial independence which matters means a lot to me. It is payback time now. Time to stop taking my job for granted and work hard to give back to my job and profession in the best possible manner. It could be in the form of learning a new skill or task, dedicating a fixed time everyday to learn something new, check out opportunities for improvement, upskill and reskill wherever needed and strive hard to become the best version of me, at home and work. Every single day is beautiful, I wouldn’t want to neglect any day that makes up the beauty that is ‘life‘.