While your professional life thrives, your personal life may founder. And it's not that you're so devoted to your career, either. Yes, you're ambitious; yes, you've set a well-defined path for your future.
But isn't that really a way to avoid a more confusing and potentially painful path -- of navigating human relationships? Pursuing your professional goals is a lot easier than pursuing personal ones; you just have to get your education and start up that ladder. But there's no formal education in love, so you avoid that route -- and you miss one opportunity after another to connect with someone special. You're always too busy working to go out, or you can't get involved, because you're coming up on a promotion and your job is going to demand a lot more of your time and energy, and yada yada yada. Sound familiar? These are all just excuses that you've created to avoid doing the work that you really need to do: facing up to whatever it is in your past that's made you so gun-shy when it comes to relationships, and dealing with it once and for all. Only then will you find the personal satisfaction that will make your life truly worth living.