6 reasons to not blur the line between work and who you really are

You love your job? Great. Just don’t let it take over your identity. Next time the line between work and the rest of your life begins to blur, take a step back and consider this.

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The many hours we’re working these days make it hard to nail down who you are without mentioning what you do.

Think about it. Would you dare walk into a room full of strangers and not mention who you work for or what consumes your day-to-day? Is it merely conversation, or have YOU and your job become synonymous?

If you’re lucky enough to have landed a position that you love, one that holds your attention, challenges you, and demands your full attention, being the “face” of your company might not sound so bad.

But, when your work dominates who you are, it might be time to draw a line.

Here’s why:

You won’t be there forever. The average number of years a Millennial stays at a company is 2.6 years. The length of a career averages 48 to 50 years. Do that math. It adds up to a lifetime of identity crises.

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