Life happens, but that doesn't mean those events have to define your career path.

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“Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be. They must be true to their own nature.”

— Abraham Maslow

Work is a choice.

Most people treat work as something happens to them, or something they “are in.”

They feel like victims in their jobs, when in fact they have a substantial degree of control.

Life happens, but that doesn’t mean those events have to define your path.

So, that work — the good, healthy, mature work — is an act.

It’s a decision. It’s deliberate. It’s external effort and energy every day. It’s choosing and committing. It’s doing.

Work is based on you, not others.

It is one of your more inner choices and show what you truly are.

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