Driving to work recently I was thinking about past places I’ve lived, how attached to property and places I become and how much of myself I gave to a certain place, a town, a community.
In particular I thought about my career and the positions I’ve had, I realised that I could tell how much I enjoyed and believed in my work by how much of myself I had invested in it. When I thought back to some of my favourite work I could still see a part of me there, so much invested and worked on that my influence is still there – procedures put in place, reports archived, experiences and memories shared.
How much time, energy and effort I passed into building the company; my work that will always be part of that company and a part of myself invested there that I can’t take back, that I don’t need to take back.
It made me more aware of what to invest in, to consider whether each job deserves the amount invested, to be sure to invest in the work that really matters to me.
What are you investing in today?