The book is full of exercises, tough questions, and great insight into any sort of life shift you might be experiencing. I
You find yourself through losing. Losing bets, losing out, losing your cool. You find yourself in bitter and beautiful and glorious failures. You find yourself when it seems like all you find are setbacks.
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:
Facing who we are and how we are perceived can be frightening, especially during the young adult years, when we're not even sure who we want to become. However, our identities aren't fixed. We change with time and age.
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.
Creating a Survival Strategy Four Survival Skills for Any Detour in Life Look at this like any other unexpected "detour" in
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?
Precisely three years ago, I was fired from my job. I'm brought into a conference room with the shades drawn and told that the company no longer needs my services -- that my position is being eliminated, and my tenure expires today. I cry. It's over.
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.