My junk drawer.
When I moved into my apartment in Jacksonville a few months ago, this drawer was empty. Now it’s full. I keep accumulating stuff that have an undefined place and borderline value and, well, it ends up in this drawer. Now it’s full. And I need to de-clutter it, empty it, keep it unpacked.
Over the course of my career, I’ve learned to empty my emotional junk drawer. I’ve found that there are feelings and emotions that have no place there and only serve to overwhelm and distract me.
Throughout your career, you’ll fill your junk drawer. You’ll fill it with anxiety, fear, doubt, anger, jealousy, worry and a ton of other things with undefined and borderline value. Things that will keep you from becoming who you were meant to be. It’s imperative that you de-clutter it, empty it.