reproduced from my linkedin article
I have always marveled at those who find, at a very early stage of their lives, their own goal or meaning - their own "Ah-Ha" moment - where everything just seems to fit and fall into place. For them, their path and raison dete becomes so clear, and whatever they do is designed to fulfill this path.
However, I suspect for the majority of us, this "revelation" of our role and place in the world takes a bit longer. Perhaps for some, this never happens. For me, it took over 40 years, and it was a slow simmer process building up to that magical moment when it hits you. And when it does hit you, you wonder why you haven't realised it earlier before.
I believe a key "need to have" is our mental condition - are we in a state of mind to recognise the "ah-ha" moment? More importantly, once it hits you, are we in a position to SEIZE the moment and ACT upon it. Yes, timing and luck has a large part to play as well, but this only sets the stage. As the Bard said, the whole world's a stage, and we are but players. We need to be the protagonist in this stage, and take action.
Carpa Diem "Seize the Day"
Have you had your "Ah-Ha" moment? if yes, how did you recognise it and act on it?
The author is a 30 year corporate veteran and a career coach and mentor. He specialises in the tricky process of career switching and transition, and has also helped to transform individual career performances