I called a candidate about a new opportunity.

It was a promotion from his current role, and he had the right skills and

"Sorry but I'm not interested," he politely said.

I pressed him on it until he said something that really confused me. He told me
that he "already made it to the top".

I was familiar with his current company and looked at his CV again.

He wasn't anywhere near the top. He would have needed binoculars to see the top.
He wasn't even a manager yet.

He explained to me that "making it to the top" for him meant he loved the exact
work he did each day, he loved his company, he was treated fairly and with
respect, he made enough money to be comfortable, he had excellent benefits, he
had flexibility, and most importantly to him, he's never missed a single
football game, school play, parent-teacher conference, anniversary, birthday, or
any family event.

He knew what taking the next step in his career meant. More time, travel, and
sacrifice. "Not worth it," he said.

Your definition of "making it to the top" doesn't have to be society's or anyone
else's definition. You Do You.

Repost: Carmen Chua
Credit: Steve Crider

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