Something that’s come up a lot lately in my life is watching people “lose their shit” when something in their work life doesn’t go the way they hoped or thought it would. Whether it’s a boss/leader falling from grace for reasons of humanity or even just an industry changing focus due to consumer demand.
Your job is important, but you are not your job.
You also not your hobby, your faith or your convictions. Those things are greatly important and meaningful — but a single one of them shouldn’t solely define who you are. Make the definition of you take at least a paragraph to describe or explain, and then drag it to the trash, since words cannot encompass everything that you are.
The saying “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” holds weight (even if you’re vegan and don’t eat eggs). If your life is based on a single thing (even if that one thing is awesome), you run the risk horribly damaging yourself if it fails, changes or goes away.
Have a basket for every egg. That way if one thing doesn’t work out, you’ve still got enough eggs to do whatever you want to do with them. Say, letting them hatch into awesome little chickens that live full and diverse lives.