When we say that we own something, we mean that we have legal possession of something. And whether it is full or in part, we feel comfortable in our ability to make decisions or to have a say in choices over that thing.
But this is the legal perspective, not the moral one. Moral ownership isn’t about possession but about responsibility. In addition to owning a house or a shirt or a coffeemaker, we say that we own our actions or we own how we feel.
The best careers, of course, are those that we own…or choose to own. Too often we deny our culpability for where we are at in our careers and who we are being while in them.
Isn’t it time to take another perspective?