Just a quickie …
It’s not just that we didn’t get something — like a job or a raise or a promotion — that drives us crazy. It’s the wanting. Wanting more. Wanting different.
Then again … wanting also motivates us. Without wanting, would we strive for new things or just accept life as it is and never look for more than we have?
Aah! To find that sweet balance of wanting more, while still peacefully accepting what is. And using that open mind state as a starting point for pursuit of the more. Without letting the “what isn’t” weigh us down.
Now that’s truly zen at work. Just something to think about. 🙂
[Post updated in 2020]
About the author…
Ronnie Ann, founder of Work To the Wise and Work Coach Cafe, bases her real-world advice on her many years as an organizational consultant where she helped interview and hire people, added to a certificate from NYU in Career Planning & Development, as well as her many adventures as a serial job seeker.