I learn more and more, everyday, that what you choose as your profession will EFFECT your life in ways you, yourself cannot control.
“Your environment will change you, before you change it.”
For instance, lets say I married a boxer who I’ve known for years. He’s number one in his weight class and he just happened to be a pastor as well. My husband comes home one day, and he had a bad day at training. He has to go do a sermon somewhere, but it got canceled suddenly. So, he’s pissed off. He hasn’t eaten yet, and I become the target. We all know what happens next. I get physically abused.
Why would this pastor, who is successful in his career physically abuse me? The woman he knew for years? Because it’s his NATURE! He’s learned instinctively to react a certain way to anger. When angry, your brain is far more powerful emotional intelligent side of your brain is far more powerful, than your brain that thinks with reason. So, even if he’s a pastor, he will react in anger. Plus, he spends more time and practice, training his mind and body to be in sync when fighting. There’s a reason why he’s number one.
I picked him being a pastor as well as a boxer, because no matter who you are, or what title you hold, whatever you practice day in and day out, you will habitually become!
We’re talking about the brain here. It’s easy to create habits, but it’s HARD to break them.
This is why there are tests like the LSAT, MCAT, GRE etc. They’re training your mind to think like a lawyer, doctor etc. It’s the same with sororities and fraternities. They’re training you to be one of them. Think like them, dress like them, reason like them etc. That’s why people will say often that, you seem like an *insert sorority or fraternity name here. They’re characterized.
Choose your career wisely.
You don’t want to spend years in one profession, developing habits that you cannot, or prefer not, to live with down the line. Because even politicians and people who work in politics, whether by force or nature, learn to think and reason a certain way (politically). And most of the time, that certain way isn’t favorable to you or the politician, for that matter. That’s where *stereotypes come in.
Everyday you are training to think, reason, and act a certain way. Just make sure that certain way is someone you want to be.
There are systems for every career, and every one of them that isn’t created or founded by you, will create who YOU are.
P.S. They say all the time the key to a happy marriage is to not bring your work home. Well, that’s almost nearly impossible. Because, we are what we do. They say, learn how to separate business from personal. Well business is quite personal.
This is what they don’t tell you at the career center.
*Stereotypes are systems.