Posts Tagged ‘success’

Doing what I should do rather than what I want to do!

January 3, 2014

For much of my adult life, I’ve pursued doing what I want to do and ignoring what I need to do. In reflection, I’ve often neglected what I should do.

I’ve heard that “sacrifice is giving up something important for something more important”, but that’s not how I’ve lived. Even in pursuing my “bliss” or “what I love”, I now realize there are tasks that are not fun, not enjoyable, but “should” or need to be done to achieve the higher calling of “bliss” or “happiness” or “contentment” or just “fun”.

Success, I’m aware, is not effortless, although endless plodding is not acceptable if the end, the goal, is ever receding in front of me. I find myself more willing to do things I don’t like if what I do like seems probable.

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Gary Eyring

gary@theopenorganization.com

Executive Coach and President

The Open Organization

The Open Organization is a Seattle-based Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, and Team-Building consulting company providing customized services for executives, management teams, board members, human resource professionals, and other business people seeking to positive organizational change through interpersonal and leadership skills development.

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Chill Out!

December 2, 2013

The possibilities for 2014. Less greed, more openness, civility, caring.  Before, I wondered if the rich thought the poor were lazy, and the poor thought the rich were greedy. Now, most of us struggle.  For the first time, I joined a social network on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable development. Perhaps this is the chance to come together rather than coming apart. A friend called on New Year’s day and was measuring his life: Net worth in half,  income down, friends few (as a result of a divoce), family not close AND VERY Happy (he is with someone who is right for him).  Mmmmm! So what is important??