By Dr Rob Handelman, Psy.D.
“Midlife is when you reach the top of the ladder and find that it was against the wrong wall.” Joseph Campbell
If this quote rings at all true, and if this “wall” happens to refer to your work life, perhaps it’s time for some exploration, clarification, and/or action.
Perhaps you’ve been thinking about this for a while, or perhaps there’s lately been a growing sense of dissatisfaction, boredom, disconnectedness, or just plain misery.
In the summer of 1998 I returned from a 2 week holiday in Cuba. It had been amazing, but somehow that just made returning worse. It wasn’t the despair that killed me, it was the hope.