We hear about the different hats that a CEO or a Project Manager might wear throughout the day. A far more accurate metaphorical description (that everyone wears) is a mask.

The mask we wear to hide from our emotions:

The disdain of a dead end job.

The drudgery of doing the same thing we did yesterday but faster and cheaper.

The frustration of a boss that doesn’t care.

Annoyance, anger, irritation, vexation…all hidden from those we work with.

Because no one grows up wishing they’ll be an accountant or a boss or in sales…

We’re born with promise, wishing we can defy gravity, change the world, do things that we can be proud of.

And along the way we lose that and hide these side effects behind a mask.