Last night I had a good talk with one of my closest friends about work and life goals. Like anything else, it’s always easier to give someone advice than actually doing it. I still don’t know what I want and I’ve been trying many ways to find what it is that I actually want in life. Working at HootSuite definitely felt like a dream come true and it still is. It’s been more than a year since I started working here and everyday I still get up with excitement. It’s definitely not something a lot of my friends have. This feeling of excitement of getting to work is almost like a unicorn to most people I talked to. They believe it’s possible, but it has yet to be proven. It’s quite an amazing feeling to have and I’m so beyond lucky to feel this way. But anyone have problems and surely there’s a problem of having this feeling. It is the problem of being too satisfied and too comfortable.
I’m lucky in a way that I get to shape my own role as I go along according to my strengths and interest. I can’t imagine a better role for myself and I wouldn’t want one anyways. But I feel like I’m missing something. Missing that little push that I always put in the back of my head for the last few years. The little push that made me join all the clubs, networking events, think of startup ideas, etc. I’ve gone way too comfortable to even think about what else I should do to better myself. It’s an awesome problem to have.
Stay hungry, stay foolish. That’s a quote from Steve Jobs that I’m sure you’ve heard of before. I’ve definitely haven’t stayed hungry nor foolish enough the last few months. I need to be back on my feet and start joining events and thinking of ways of how to make myself even more valuable for the company and for myself. I love it here in HootSuite and I know there are still thousands of things I can learn to make myself more indispensable.
Now where should I start?