In order to design your life, you must design your career. Career and Life Vision go hand-in-hand. One cannot live without the other. Your vision is not tunnel vision, it’s a panoramic view. Opportunities hide in blind spots. They hide outside of your comfort zone.
We all have been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The answers we hear today may surprise you. Careers are no longer linear and trajectories are becoming more and more individualized. The curiosity we have as a child is coming back and the new breed of career professionals are encouraging us to follow that curiosity into the unknown.
This is easier said than done. I have personally witnessed that when people say they aren’t ready to take a new risk, or to try something different, what they really mean is they aren’t certain. They lack certainty around their goals, and the actions required to achieve them. But certainy is overrated. In fact, I argue that progress is more important than perfection.
As Brendon Burchard says in his book, High Performance Habits, “Certainty is the enemy of growth and high performance.”
I have learned (through attending some of the top mastermind groups with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world) that the one thing they do better than the rest is they are more confident and comfortable with taking action from a place of uncertainty. These trailblazers make decisions guided by their vision of the future, unconstrained by their current circumstances. They do not have a work and life balance issue. Their vision is a combined vision, a Career and Life Vision. In other words, their path to meaningful work has led them to their calling.