I was chatting to a team mate recently about the choices we make in life and how our identity, self-belief and trust in others feeds our thinking and decisions. Our thinking is developed through our childhood and is influenced by our role models and experiences. Whilst largely unnoticed, we begin to see our responses conditioned through increased responsibilities as we move out of our teens into adulthood.
This conditioning pushes us down a path of decision making with long term impacts that we may not necessarily appreciate at the time. We pursue roles that make us safe and give up our passions to focus on work in an inpatient effort to climb the corporate ladder. We sacrifice the things we love to spend more time with partners, buy houses and pursue a stable job. As we get older and have kids we become more conservative in an attempt to become the perfect parent or partner. Continue reading