The thought of quitting has crossed my mind. Who said life was easy? Often times, days begin to feel like months and on the contrary, months begin to feel like days. It is a strange world that we live in. However, I am blessed to be in the position that I am in. If I were to count my blessings sent from above, I would run out of numbers to count (pretty sure infinity is not a number). I am surrounded by a family that is loving, friends that are caring and I work in an organization that is challenging yet rewarding. And that is where things begin to get a little complicated.
When was the last time you risked something in life? If I was fronted with this question 3-4 years ago, I would struggle to come up with an answer. Perhaps similar to you, I used to approach situations and potential opportunities with a risk-averse mentality. I was reluctant to come out of my comfort zone for a simple reason: I was comfortable “being me.” However, I soon realized that being comfortable quite ironically began to feel uncomforting.
There is no such thing as a perfect recipe when it comes to baking cookies. Some may argue with me, but I beg to differ. Even though I am no magician in the kitchen, I do know that I prefer certain ingredients over others in my ideal batch of chocolate chip cookies. Point being, the ingredients used to make the perfect batch of cookies differ from one person to another. Similarly, the ingredients used towards formulating a fulfilling career are unique in nature and only are perfected over time.
Here are my top three ingredients for fostering a fulfilling career:
It is undeniable that friends play an integral part in shaping our lives. Without the slightest of hesitation, I attest to the fact that the person I am today is because of the friendships I currently have or have had in the past. But before I carry on, let me make one thing very clear. This blog post is not going to flirt on the topic of “how amazing friends are.” Although I do agree that friends are pretty amazing, I want to be as real and truthful as possible. Each of us has lost good friends either by choice or by force and there is a story to be learned from every friendship won or lost. I want to share with you the three lessons I have learned from my friends thus far and how it has impacted me both at the highest and lowest points of my life.
For those of you that know me and have met me in person, it comes to no surprise that I have a minor case of vitiligo. In case you do not know what vitiligo is, it is a skin condition in which pigmentation is lost in certain areas of your body. Does it hurt? No. But to me, it hurts when people feel sorry for me because that is the last thing I feel for myself. Is there a definite cure? No. But similar to most other problems one faces in life, the cure to this rare skin condition does not lie in any medication, but rather in myself and my mind. It is amazing how underrated one’s power of thought is. They say a pen is mightier than a sword. I say the human mind is more powerful than both combined.
About my blogs
I started my blogging career as the National Recruitment Blogger for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and then as a Motivational Blogger for the Canada Pakistan Professionals Association (CPPA). You will find a wide array of the blogs I have written to-date centralized on this website. I hope you enjoy reading them!