There’s a part in the movie “Erin Brockovich” where she talks about her work being personal. She says, “NOT PERSONAL? That is my WORK, my SWEAT, and MY TIME AWAY FROM MY KIDS! IF THAT IS NOT PERSONAL, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS!”
I think this is why meeting this goal is so difficult. When I do something at work, I put time and effort into it. It causes me stress that I feel both at work and at home, and often the time I spend on it cuts into my personal time as well. So if anything I do gets criticized or I’m told that I’m not doing enough, yeah, I’m going to take it personally. Does this mean that I’m justified in taking things personally? Well, maybe just a little. I still want to cut back on taking things to heart because I think it will ultimately help my stress level, but there is something to be said for pride in one’s work.