I noticed something today. I don’t identify or define myself by my Quest (i.e. “job”) any longer. I’m about to start a new opportunity in the next month, and although I’m looking forward to it, I don’t have the usual stress around it.
In the past, and I’ve mentioned this before, I chased opportunity according to what it would pay me. My whole self-identity was defined by the role and how much money I would make from it. I find that incredibly refreshing now that there’s a gap between who I am and what I do! It’s a no-win game when these outer markers define us.
As I’ve said before, I now seek opportunity where I can add value and make a difference. It’s a much easier way to go through life. The rewards now flow based on what I give, not on what I get.
That is the mark of a Hero, too.