This episode is part of our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series wherein we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). The act of engaging in professional endeavors, in any capacity (i.e., as an employee, employer, entrepreneur, contractor, volunteer, paid, full time, part time, intermittently, etc.) is an expression of our ideas and creative talents (“art”). In this episode we are exploring the specific topic of, “I am not here by accident. I am here by MY choice.”
I often hear from people, “They don’t want me to be here.” This is usually in regards to workplace issues and the point is that the person is stressed out because “they” don’t want them to be in the meeting, in the job title, etc. The challenge is that we are where we are by choice. We are not “here” (at work, in our personal relationships, etc.) by accident. We make the decision every single day to be here. That is our decision (we are “the decider”).
The feelings that other people have are important and we should be aware of them but they are not relevant to our decision process of what is best for us. If there are professional, intellectual, economic or other reasons for us deciding to be “here” that is most important. We are in charge of our lives and our choices. We will leave when we want to leave. That is a powerful reality that we should remain cognizant of as we move throughout our day.
This is not an accident, this is our choice. Enjoy today!
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