I love this quote and I’ve been reflecting on it recently.
I’ve spent so much of my life working with people who just happened to be in the same company as I’ve worked with. The company was my community. It served a purpose in terms of providing a salary or a contracting daily rate.
Most of the time, though, I never felt like I really fitted in. I had different values and different beliefs. I never felt like I belonged.
More recently, I’ve really tried to think about the people I want to hang out with and work with. I realise that I’ve got limited energy and time. I only want to work with, and hang out with people where I feel that I belong.
Having a feeling of connection, or belonging is so powerful.
Are the groups and communities you are in making you feel like you are wanted?