“A good friend of mine once said: ‘It’s really easy to say what you’re not. It’s hard to say what you are.’…Anybody can talk about why something’s bad. Try doing something good.” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Asking yourself “Why?” reflecting inward first before tackling something tremendous you’ve never tried before, you find something rewarding. You find strength in coming to terms with who or what you are.
The best ones are the ones that serve your intrinsic values. The ones that truly feed you. You can’t help others until you get there, because I believe in order to lead others, you have to show you can lead yourself.
If you don’t figure that out, you’re headed down a dark road of unhappiness that may not show itself now but it’s a matter of when. You will have to come to terms and face your why soon enough. Be yourself. Others will see you for what and who you are as long as you follow your unique truth. If they can’t, they’re just working through their own journey to find their place they haven’t found yet.
Taking true pleasure in the work you do, is first matching it up with what you truly value and are. If you don’t take that step, you’re just working.