picking your mate versus picking your job

Redroses My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary and I don't mind telling you that I absolutely adore my husband. 

Perhaps it's just us, but at this time of year we always find ourselves reflecting on "the state of our union" and reconfirming and reaffirming the strengths and commitment we have for one another.

One of the primary reasons our marriage works so well is that we both had a strong sense of self when we met.  We were both clear about who we were, what we were looking for and what we wanted things to look like "down the road".

It finally dawned on me that there is something to be said for maturity because, sadly, I rarely approached my career with the same clarity and forethought with which I chose my life partner.

When it came to my career, I was smart…

I was lucky…

I was in the right place at the right time…

But I was rarely strategic.

I might have been strategic about going after a particular job or position in a job hunt, but I never looked at my career globally

Don't get me wrong.  I am also clear that had I not had the experiences I have had and landed in some great places based on pure dumb luck, I also wouldn't be here…sharing my wisdom with you.

What has been your experience? 

When you consider your career strategy, have you been lucky? smart? strategic? or any of the above? If you haven't been, what do you think gets in your way?

You were born to be great.

YES, you can!

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