Life Coaching Looks Into Hiding Behind Your Job Title
So often people identify themselves by their job titles; they introduce themselves in social or business events by their name and then their role.
In my work as a life coach I come across this need to identify oneself by one’s job title. I recently asked a client: “Who are you beyond your work?” and his response was, “I am a failure”.
The job title is so easy to hide behind yet beyond our position in our working lives many of us feel that we have little else to say about ourselves, not much to offer, haven’t achieved very much.
This is most likely far from the truth, only a perception of our truth, the way we see ourselves and our lives. At work it is often easier to measure our personal success and achievements, whereas in our personal lives how would we do that?
“I am a failure” is simply another way of saying “I don’t believe in myself.”
I do think this is rather sad, to think of oneself as a “failure”. There is so much that we do in our lives, that to say such a thing shows a very low sense of self worth and self esteem.
We may not all achieve medals or awards, we may not all get public or wide recognition for what we do do, yet we all contribute to this world and the people around us in one way or another and whatever we have done and are doing has value.
You are a valuable person as much as the next person, regardless of your job title. You can work with a life coach or find your own way to change the way you see yourself and your life; it can only bring greater happiness and fulfilment to you if you do.
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Posted in happiness, Life Coaching, Self Confidence, Self Image on August 7, 2011