“You don’t have to be the victim of your environment. You can also be the architect of it.”
― James Clear
We all know when we’re unhappy at work, and if our careers aren’t offering us the kind of fulfilment we want but flipping this on its head, many people struggle to articulate what a ‘great’ career means to them.
There are a heap of variables to think about here and distilling down our thinking for clarity is vital if we’re to develop our understanding further.
James Clear, the bestselling author of Atomic Habits, has some thoughts on this. He recently tweeted something that really got my attention — because let’s face it, any careers advice that is proactive, practical AND fits within the limited word count of a Tweet is worth paying attention to. …
As someone who works in the career education and development industry, a large percentage of my professional reading and research focuses on our ideas of the future of work. Young people and graduates have very real concerns about what work will look like for them in the years ahead and a part of my role is helping them figure that out and answer their questions to the best of my ability.
Given everything I’ve read, and with the current pandemic piled on top, I have come to only one sure conclusion:
It’s all pretty unknowable and we can’t know the unknowable. …