26 days — 26 learnings: Part seventeen of looking back & looking beyond.
My word for today is:
Sometimes we get that feeling that we are simply not quite the right person in the right place. It starts off as a hunch, then it grows over time. Slowly, it becomes clearer and clearer.
That’s what happened to me a little more than a year ago. I live by the quote:
I learned from a friend last year, that in fact there’s even a fourth option. And it isn’t an all the uncommon choice, either. It’s to stay put, be unhappy and complain. In a workplace environment Gallup calls those people actively disengaged. Even though this is technically an option, not for me. Life’s too short for that! It’s the only option, that isn’t an option.
Coming back to the quote itself; short and sweet as it may be, it contains a lot of underlying substance.
Take for instance the video from Zig Ziglar “Do you love your job?”.
It shows the tremendous power of changing our perspective. A small shift can do wonders for one’s attitude. I find that not only remarkable but also inspiring. The way we look at things; changes things.
That can be all it takes.
At the same time, leaving somewhere also means going somewhere. One implies the other. If that sounds like an adventure, it’s because it could very well be one.
I much rather like this view. Quitting isn’t about just throwing the towel. It’s also about new beginnings.
My seventeenth learning:
Every time we say no to something, we also create room for a yes to something else.
My takeaway for 2018: There is still so much more to see, so much more to try, so much more to accomplish.