People going through life, career and relationship crises often attribute the actual change to a single Moment of Truth : that instance where the confusion of Analysis-Paralysis gives way to clarity.
I had that 3 months ago, after months of genuinely pondering where this specific Blog would start, given where my previous blog, Beat the Grind, ended and even contemplating a reply to a reader’s comments. That’s the challenge of confusion — nothing is certain.
How does one take a stellar professional services career and make it meaningful and impactful and sustainable?! when fear of failure hobbles energy.
“AND I SHALL BE A FUGITIVE AND A WANDERER ON THE EARTH, AND WHOEVER FINDS ME WILL SLAY ME”
I woke up crying this morning and didn’t know why. Clarity evaded me as I struggled to shrug the sleep from my mind, yet there seemed no reason for my uncertainty. Trying to absolve my despair, I trickled to the kitchen, where having assembled my unsure self, piece by chipped piece — bar my overall self assurance — I got a breakfast together.
Nourished with Falsity and other cheap supermarket commodities, I turned to the open window where the…
“It’s not sufficient to know that something is wrong. You also have to appreciate why it is wrong, how things might be changed, and then persuade others of the new possibilities.”
― David Sharpley, 7 Principles for Exceptional Performance: Developing Purpose, Motivation & Leadership Skills
It is all well and fine to stare into a Nature filled with distance and resolve to be more authentic or contribute to something more sustainable.
But, how does one, seeing a meta-life problem, find an actionable personal set of solutions?
Philosophically, I think even this simple statement has many assumptions. For much of my…
Destined perhaps, by my own insistence, to wrestle with an uncomfortable world of dissatisfying realities, I often find myself running perpendicular to norms. Yet, born into parental expectations and professional dictates, I have learnt to counter this tendency, by being a corporate chameleon, sometimes just to fit in socially; mostly to chase traditional career success.
Nature and nurture locking horns : it doesn’t surprise me that Freud made his name by claiming we are governed by medusa-styled extensions of maternal aspirations.
So for my first 50 years, I wriggled and slithered and succumbed to others’ opinions, in an attempt to…