We all have a career story.
However, the bits and pieces may feel somewhat random.
(But please be assured they are not.)
Discovering that arc — that story — requires reflection. Time to obsess over the threads. To look back at the fabric that is being created.
This exercise also requires help. Guidance. Levity.
Feeling uncomfortable. Seeing patterns. Letting go.
What plots have we written that were destined to fail? What characters are sorely missing from our story. What villains have we failed to recognize and omit?
Exploring that story is worthwhile.
It can be affirming.
Because finding meaning is everything.
Dr. Marla Gottschalk is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist. She is a charter member of the LinkedIn Influencer Program. Her thoughts on work life have appeared in various outlets including Talent Zoo, Forbes, Quartz and The Huffington Post.