Who didn’t read the inspiring story of Bubba Watson and notice three things:
— His humility;
— Golf isn’t #1 in his life, although he’s a total winner at golf having won the Master’s on April 8th; and
— His joy in life isn’t rooted in winning at his job. He knows there is more to life than his job, and even winning at his job.
At the end of his blog post, Scott Eblin asked a question that caused me to pause and ponder …
“What do you have in your life that makes you happy when you don’t win?”
What about you? Have you given thought to what you have in your life that makes you happy when you don’t win at your job? As in,
- You lose your job?
- Or, lose fulfillment in your job?
- Or, do battle with the CEO / Board every single day?
- Or, take a job to pay the bills that is beneath your skill set, ability, and pay?
- Or, remain unemployed longer than you ever thought possible?
What happens then?
Executives at the C-level can really struggle with separating their identity from their job title. When “job title” is gone or changed, the struggle only intensifies.
Waxing somewhat philosophical on this Monday morning but, I’d love to hear .. when life, and specifically your career, is throwing you curve balls, where do you find happiness -and- the motivation is get up and do it all over again the next day?