but we are not our jobs, they are just something that we do,
A footballer could have a career-ending injury if his whole identity is based on playing football then what is he/she going to do after that?
Well, nothing if they can’t see past playing football, but if football is something they do then once after the initial shock and heartbreak is over they might be able to become a football coach, or they may find something completely different, something they always wanted to try but couldn’t because they were too busy playing football…
Arnold Shcanegger is a great example
He was known as the guy with the muscles but he knew he couldn’t do that forever so he started investing, then acting, then went onto politics,
if he had just seen himself as Mr O, then his career would have ended many years ago.
We are not our jobs.