…that teaches you a lot about your destination.” – Drake
This week’s quote has been attributed to Canadian recording artist, rapper , songwriter, and actor Aubrey Drake Graham (better known simply as “Drake”).
This one is timely for me because I am beginning to realize that – despite my best efforts – I can’t seem to project my career out very far with any degree of certainty. Instead, it has turned out to be a long, meandering road that has taken me in directions I never thought it would…and in the process taught me a lot about what I love to do and that which I find to be most precious.
Our careers – like everything else in life – are often unpredictable and frenetic. But it is also this tumultuous nature that facilitates our personal evolution and development. In a sense, we grow as individuals (and professionals) because our life experiences tell us more about ourselves and shape what we set out to accomplish. They help us discover who we are, what we are passionate about, and what we might possibly become.
…So as we get started this week, I would encourage you to give way to the journey. Preserve a sense of the future and what you want out of life… but also leave room in your life for the implausible and even (seemingly) impossible. Much of what we accomplish is governed by the way that we see ourselves, which means that we must allow our personal perception of self to continue to evolve over time so that we might maximize our potential.
So stay open. Stay flexible. Believe and embrace your ability to change into the best possible person you can be. Life is long.
Settle in and enjoy the ride.
…And as always, please share your thoughts in the comments section below.