The Courage to Let Go of What is Dear but Painful

Written by Jayan Warrier Posted On Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:22

“I can’t continue in a job that I don't like. I don't like it because it does not let me to be who I am.”

“I can’t continue in a job that I don't like. I don't like it because it does not let me to be who I am.”

The thought was very scary and unsettling, however I decided to pursue that insight I received. I began to explore other options at work and generally in life including new hobbies, stretch routines and new friendships, parallel to figuring out what I really enjoy doing. I started getting more insights about what I love to do, through books, reflective conversations and observations of myself.

I realized that I enjoy working with people, help them gain skills and insights and participate in meaningful conversations. I started asking around in my own organization if I could move into a more people centric role, probably in Human Resources. I went back to school and joined a Masters Program to learn skills, test my insights and also build a new network. I refocused my energies and shifted my priorities towards a future that seemed less painful than the present.

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