Finding oneself by serving others may seem paradoxical. The word "service" has gone out of style. Today it often conjures up images of military service, or customer service. Its broader meaning refers to kindness, acknowledgement, making a difference. A "life of service" might include any or all of these:
We always think the thing we're searching for is far, far away. We'll find it stomping around barefoot in an Italian fountain or sipping sake under neon lights. The thing we're looking for seems too exotic or romantic to be found in the familiar.
But that's what makes these "survival skills" so great -- they are basic, long-term mindsets that anyone can foster. Which
Sometimes it seems like every single person is starting a company today. But do most of the founders really care about the companies they're building?
In our lives and in our work, let's strive to reconcile the aspirational with the things we can't control. Let's not predetermine our fate by negativity. Don't predetermine misery or failure that doesn't need to be there. Acknowledge what you cannot control, but expand what you can.
Being a Muslim immigrant in the United States means growing up in a community where no one looks like you. It means going through an education system that wasn't built for people like you. It means growing up a thousand miles away from aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.
The "real you" is really dozens of yous, writes Katie Arnold-Ratliff.
It is possible to find yourself again and rekindle your joy when life takes a detour. Above all, it's a chance to shed unwanted layers, let go of what no longer serves you, and highlight the things that truly make you happy. Life ending up in a different place than you ever imagined can have a happy ending!
I was scared out of my mind. The thing is, I want to live all of these different lives and let each destination piece together
Honestly, I've never had career goals. In my early twenties, I knew that I wanted to write, but didn't have the guidance, direction, or drive to pursue the path.
When I begin to carry myself differently or explore new fashion senses, or even begin to take up hobbies out of my norm, those
So, for those of you just entering college, take this experience for all its worth. Be joyful for those "This is how I could spend the rest of my life" moments when you find yourself a new hobby or passion. And, equally as important, be grateful for those "I don't think this is right for me" moments because realizing what's wrong for you is as needed as realizing what's right.