Have you ever given any serious thought to how you ended up in the job you have?
I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately. I was talking with a friend about it the other day and he was telling me about the path that led him to his current position. I didn’t tell him this for fear of offending him, but his description unnerved me quite a bit.
It seemed he ended up where he was because of a series of unrelated events that had little to do with his strengths, talents, gifts or desires. What made it worse was his apparent reluctance to consider any alternatives at any point along the way or even now.
I was just about to question him about it, when I realize that until recently my life was much the same. I thought that I was where I was and there wasn’t much I could do about it.
Fortunately, I’ve come to realize that I am where I am because of my past choices, and I can change direction by making different choices.
It’s not easy, but it can be done. Think about it. If you want something different, change direction. Decide and do it.