Thursday, October 18, 2007

i-TFTD #65

i-TFTD #65

#65-1. A quote I heard some time ago - "Never love your job, because it can never love you back." Your work, however, is another matter. Try not to get the two confused. Your job can end, but your work - in all likelihood - will not. The passion you have, the relationships you've made, the skills you've acquired - the things that make work fun - will go with you, not stay at the desk that used to be "yours".

-Jim Wesnor

#65-2. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
-Neale Donald Walsch

#65-3. Silently hear everyone.
Accept what is good.
Reject and forget what is not.
This is intelligent living.
-Swami Chinmayananda

The first one can also be interpreted in the context of a role change within the same "job". The second reminds us to frequently venture out beyond the familiar and comfortable zone of control -- difficult but essential for growth. The last is superb, there is a similar saying in Marathi that can be paraphrased as, "Listen to the world, then do what your heart says." It can be applied not only to advice but also to other negativities and fluff. Accepting feedback (always a tough thing) would be easier if we remembered this.

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