In one of my past jobs, I was running all over the place, working very hard. My direct manager called me for a meeting and said to me: “Nathalie, you are accountable for your job; it is the outcome that matters!” While the words “to be accountable” and “outcome” stuck with me, the true meaning of those words evaded me. Anyways, a couple of months later, I quitted my job, but those words were still swirling in my head.
After several months of studying and learning new things, plus the personal transformation that comes with these processes, I began to understand what those words meant to me: We are responsible for our life. We all want to live long, in health and happiness!
I believe that each individual is a work in progress and that much of that progress happens at work.
We work 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, approximately 21 days per month. In other words, we spend a big chunk of our lives at work. It helps when we understand that work doesn’t have to mean something painful.
The first step is to recognize that throughout the life span of our professional lives, we have several careers and several jobs, and it is OKAY!
This is where we are accountable for our job.