One fine morning you wake up to a phone call. You say Hello, while you are half asleep but the voice immediately makes you alert. The call is from your lover. Not a bad start. But this time, he or she doesn’t wish you usual Good Morning or I love you, they have got to tell you something urgent. And the person says – “It is not working between us. May be, we should separate.”
Problem? Of course it is. Now think about it – Will your career ever say this to you? I think you know the answer. It won’t. That is why – you need to learn to love it.
In our day to day lives we forget to tell our career how much we love it, if we really do. We do not spend enough time and effort that it deserves. Quite often we do a poor job in nurturing it. But that is not a good practice. Career is not just a part of our life but a life in itself, which gives us strength and courage to live the life, explore our dreams and chase happiness. Doesn’t it serve the same purpose that various relationships do in our life? Let me explain how you will find a hint of every relationship in career.
Career is like a father. It’s not always gentle. It can be harsh too, forcing you to do certain things. But with time, you realize how important that strictness was. The discipline that you obtained through that strictness often takes you to the places. Career is like a mother. It takes care of you when you are in need. It shows you the way, holding your hand and loves you unconditionally.
Career is like a sibling. It fights with you, teases you, makes fun of you, but doesn’t leave you. It shares good and bad moments with you. Career is like a friend, whom you can rely upon all the time. It entertains you without expecting anything and helps you in all your troubles. It stands by you and shows faith in your abilities.
Career is like your baby and is equally innocent. It belongs to you. You conceive it, raise it with your own efforts and give it the desired shape. For so long, it remains dependent on you, and you feel joyful in nurturing it. When you see it fully grown and matured, you feel proud of it if you brought it up just the way you wanted to.
Career is like a true lover. It loves you and accepts you for you are. It walks with you at every step and never makes you feel that you are alone. It will make you smile, every day and some day you will realize how wonderful your life has been with its companionship. It’s just that, it won’t give you that awkward call as mentioned in the beginning.
It’s not late. The best part is, you can fall in love with your career anytime. It will accept you. And then, the real journey will begin.