Your boss just called you into a meeting with good news: You landed the promotion you’ve been striving toward for years. Your impressive new title and salary should conjure a sense of pride and accomplishment somewhere within you. So why do you feel so uninspired? As people who’ve firmly accepted the demise of the dream job, we’re not saying our work should determine our purpose or self-worth. But shouldn’t make us miserable, burned out or insecure, either. To combat our work woes, leadership author, speaker and coach Selena Rezvani suggests re-thinking how we set career goals (because it turns out we’ve been doing it all wrong).
In a recent TikTok, Rezvani introduced the concept of “anti-goals,” or the parts of our jobs that drain and discourage us most. Allow us to elaborate.