After I finished being interviewed on MSNBC some years ago, I was reminded that deep into a career, it’s so easy to get caught up in office politics, paying the bills, and the daily grind. In fact, we often forget the reason we decided on a career in the first place, and that’s a big part of the reason we bounce around from job to job. Chances are, you had a dream back at the start, and the question is – was that vision ever accomplished? Are you actually on the road to the destination you set out to achieve? In my experience, the vast majority of people I know who fail, do it because of two reasons:
1. They get distracted.
2. They didn’t know how close to success they were when they quit.
My book “One Big Thing: Discovering What Your Were Born to Do” is focused on finding answers to the big question: “What am I supposed to accomplish with my life?” Starting today, let’s agree to do one thing. Look at where we started, where we wanted to end up, and where we are now. Are we on the same path? Are we still moving toward that goal?
Make it a priority: Cut through the cluttered distractions, and get back to the heart of why you do this for a living. And if you on the wrong path, commit to making a real change.