You need to be pretty fit to chase security.
Most of what is considered secure is transient and a moving target:
- A secure job (one where you won’t get sacked, moved, overlooked or transferred)
- Secure relationships (those where you know exactly where the other person is heading, thinking or that you are a permanent feature in their plans – now and forever). How cheery I am!
- A secure community (one that is not experiencing the ebb and flow of human traffic, new and different opinions and beliefs)
- The security of the definitive career path (one where jobs don’t become obsolete, outdated, outsourced or cheaper than you)
All of the above are externally (outside of you) influenced – you can’t do anything about the world revolving. It takes an enormous amount of energy to hold together the illusion of your own security. Chasing security hinders the pursuit of great work, personal and business transformation and vitality.
What is much, much more worthwhile is working on creating a rock solid internalised belief that..
“Whatever happens, you’ll handle it.”
Because you always do and it’s never been a valid excuse for not going out and doing something different – because you might lose your security.
There is a huge amount of liberation and personal freedom in just knowing and absolutely believing that “Whatever happens, you’ll handle it.” Now THAT is REAL security.
Paul Fox is now in his 46th year and is still a work in progress on the security piece…
Recommended reading Linchpin by Seth Godin