If you ever want to lie awake at night, go ahead and think about your "one thing" -- the one thing you were born to do, the one career you were built to succeed at and the one person you were destined to spend the rest of your life with.
Most of us are programmed from an early age to defer to authority even if we don't understand or agree with the instructions. So how can you counter your conditioning and question authority? Here are some ways to start.
In my experience, there are plenty of people who prefer to work on their own without input, help or even interaction with others. Sometimes it's appropriate, however, most of the time, working in isolation just doesn't work.
All of us have a tendency to take on additional work, lose focus, and feel overloaded -- whether we work in the C-suite, at a desk, or on a shop floor. The key is not to repeat that pattern by adding more work.