Things just aren’t working out for some people, are they? They’ve got problems with their boss. They’ve got problems with their job. They’ve got problems with traffic and weather and a spouse and colleagues who don’t have a clue and what the heck, let’s throw in the finance department, too.
Let’s face it: life is a problem.
Or is it these people that have the problem?
Here’s the elephant in the office: Too many people are sacrificing their happiness until things become perfect.
“But I want things to be better!” they lament. Yet, how many days are they willing to invest in being unhappy before things become perfect?
STOMP THE ELEPHANT
The idea of forgetting about perfection and striving for extraordinary holds great power. But what if you could go further than that? What would it mean to your life satisfaction if you were released from disappointments permanently?
It begins with: relishing the mundane. Life (yes, even work), in and of itself, is extraordinary. Yet, we’ve become addicted to the rush, the excitement, the myth of perfection. This has left “all the rest of life” to be labeled as mundane. And that’s exactly what the marketers (and abusive managers) want us to think- that day-to-day life can’t be extraordinary just as it is.
And it continues with: discontinuing the futile strategy of changing people. If our happiness is dependent on another person behaving differently, we’re screwed. It’s completely illogical, and a form of self-abuse, to sacrifice our own happiness waiting for others to sprout angel wings.
Ironic, isn’t it? The moment we stop demanding others to be different than they are, we grow our own wings.
Are you ready to be happy?
Where will you lead – where will you stomp elephants – today?