Logic Of The Day: 12.09.2018.
I was sat with my parents the other day. We were talking about direction in life. Particularly, my direction in life, or lack of one. They are traditional. It’s not their fault, they were brought up that way. And so was I.
You go to school, followed by university. Then into an industry you don’t particularly care about. Work there for the next 30 to 40 years until reaching upper middle management. And If you’re lucky you retire with a lovely gold watch.
To some, this way of life is perfect, to others, like me, this way of life feels like purgatory. A waste of a life.
But I’m one of those people that have never known what I want to do. Never known which career path to take. Drifting aimlessly in a sea of hidden ambition and desire. Watching helplessly as others come sailing by at full pelt, heading towards career nirvana.
However, I think I know the problem. The problem is that I was using a traditional lens. A lens that the working and middle-class masses have used since time immemorial (not the upper classes, how dare you suggest such a thing).
For those that don’t know what they want to do in life. For those that can’t stand the thought of the rat race for the next 40 years. The traditional lens makes you feel like a piece of crap.
That’s how I used to feel, what I used to think until I realised that the lens I was using to view life was the wrong one for the job.
~ Lee Tuddenham.
"The Career Growth Team"