This is an apt question to ask. Constantly chasing success for its own sake means that the desire is never satisfied no matter what you achieve. Once I accomplished a specific goal, I would just find a different one to work toward. It wasn’t about making it to a certain point in my career or about money alone but about the validation that came with each incremental achievement.

Deep down, I’ve always just wanted to build a life filled with love, compassion and fulfillment. But I spent far too long looking for those things from my career alone and overlooking the chance to cultivate them in other aspects of my life.

Journalist, career coach, & recovering investment banker. Writing about work, business, politics and social change. anitaramaswamy.com