Category: personal development
Opportunity, or just an opening?
There’s a difference between an opportunity and an opening. While pondering a change of employment lately, I realized these three things: An opportunity pushes you to grow. An opening just lets you continue being as you are. An opportunity pushes you to do new things. An opening just lets you continue doing the same-old tasks…
The Call of the Open Road
“No, I don’t know what I am going to do next, but that doesn’t bother me. It’s time [to go].” A friend and I were discussing her recent discussion to leave her job. She talked about the subsequent reactions from friends and colleagues: surprise, consternation and wonder, bordering on envy. She told me she was…
Outer mess, inner stress?
“Tell me something you don’t like”, I asked my student. “I don’t like when things are messy.” “”Really”, I responded, “why? “ I don’t know.” “Okay, well, what does it make you feel?” “No idea.” “You just don’t like it. You prefer when things are in their place, organized, structured?” “Yes, let’s say I arrive…