“We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision” – Khalil Gibran
Following on from yesterday’s post, I ask you: do you have a clear vision for your life, chef? It might not be a picture-perfect vision, but you need enough clarity on what are the things that matter to you.
This is really important, as many of us stop short of giving ourselves permission to explore that. In our minds, we only need to set career aspirations. And that everything else will fall into place.
But a vision that makes no room for the things that matter (besides your work) will lead you to create just that: a life where those things do not feature. This is the reason that I devote so much time in my workshops to this aspect. We have not been encouraged to hold that holistic vision in our culture, and it shows in the way that we as chefs struggle with work life balance.