What is the story of your career? Did you write it or did someone else come up with it? Who outlined and plotted to get you where you are today?
Many people are living or existing in a movie. They’re pretty much in a role they never wanted. Playing characters they hate. Are you actively writing your story or are you a passive bystander?
If you could write your own story of success, what would it look like? How would you be spending your time? There’s a saying by Tony Gaskins “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” Farrah Gray says something similar, “You are either building your dream or you are helping someone else build their dream.
It can be difficult not to care about the expectations other have for you. For better or for worse, the more energy we spend trying to live the life and be the person others want or expect us to be, the less time we have and the harder it is to be ourselves and follow our own story.