Running the career race: What did you leave behind?
I was in the change room at the gym today. One gentleman arrived at the gym to suddenly realize he had left his gym clothes at home. He bemoaned, “I was in such a hurry when I left home I just forgot my clothes and I have been so busy today I didn’t even realize I forgot them until I got here.” As we race off in our career we may inadvertently leave something, or even someone important, behind. Perhaps you inadvertently left a very favoured activity behind or maybe you achieved tremendous financial success and work accolades only to realize that you left your spouse or family behind because you failed to give them the attention they deserved. Take just one minute each day to ensure that you have both what you need, and who you need, as you move forward in your career. There is no point arriving at your destination and end up standing naked in the locker room because you forgot your clothes at home.
David Zinger is an career, work, leadership, and employee engagement speaker.