I’ve never been interested in climbing the Corporate Ladder. It’s not that I’m unmotivated, fraternizing with the enemy has never appealed to me. I dislike the image of trying to pry the grunge from my soul at the end of each day, only for it to resurface on next. For me personally, the amount of money received is not always worth the emotional investment. Don’t misunderstand, I know management is often forced to make decisions they might not necessarily agree with, and often have no choice but to be the conductor of bad news. The longer I live, the more I value the presence of peace in my life and as such my decisions are shaped with that goal in mind.
There is, however, a thrill associated with climbing my own personal ladder! I’d been marinating in the same position for a while, afraid of the unknown and the structure had started to disintegrate beneath me. I took a deep breath and peeled myself away from the expectations of my safety net, stretching on tiptoe for the next rung to reshape my future. The structure, though worn and creaky, held under the weight of my dreams and I began to advance. While I am still a work in progress and the climb is exhausting, the decision to take control of my life has been worth the violations on my personal life necessary to achieve success.