A tidy little house with a picket fence, a loyal dog, a Pontiac station wagon in the driveway, and two weeks every summer to visit the Grand Canyon as family… a this was success 50 years ago. 30 years ago, it was a Manhattan apartment, a Porsche 911, and a cell phone the size of a small brick. As our world changes, as our society changes, our idea of what it means to be successful evolves. While measuring success often involves an individual’s perspective, societal trends and generational goals influence our perception. So, how do young professionals define success today?
All to often, we come to believe that work is a painful necessity. It seems to involve grinding away at repetitive tasks and just surviving until quitting time. We only feel like we enjoy life when we’re off the clock. After all, there’s just so much you need to get done, and none of it can wait. But here’s some good news: It doesn’t always have to be like that. You actually can enjoy work.
Hard work pays off. That’s what we’re always told as we go through school, apply for jobs and navigate our careers. If our goal is to one day be successful, we must work as hard as we can to achieve our goals. This is the hustle culture we’re participating in today.
The sun is shining, the grass is green, and the sky is blue. Summer has arrived! But you’re still stuck in the office. As you gaze out the window with longing in your heart, your productivity suffers, and your attitude sours.
Welcome to the career blues…
Life is full of stress. Sometimes, it seems you can’t avoid it.
But what if it was healthier, however, to embrace stress by increasing personal productivity, and harnessing the energy of stressful situations to insure a successful outcome?