There are always going to be things that we don't enjoy doing, it's a part of life. Let's call those the chores and put them aside. Now let's talk about the things you choose to do. Do they make you happy on a daily basis? If not, I might ask why you're doing it then. Yes, bills need to get paid, you need to eat, maybe support your family, etc. But are those really excuses to not be doing something you love? I'd argue that the answer is no.
I've been thinking about this post all day, attempting to unwrap my thoughts and present something that isn't a complete mashup of stuff to you my dear readers. It should come as no surprise to you that I'm probably the biggest cheerleader you never knew you had in your life. But for argument's sake let's break this down a bit more.
Everything changed when humans discovered fire. In an instant, the world became a different place. How many other times in our history has this happened? I would argue that since the discovery of fire there hasn't been an event of that magnitude since. Sure, computers, automobiles, electricity, and other things were discovered that have changed our lives drastically but none so much as the discovery of fire. Father Pierre was onto something when he spoke about harnessing the energies of love. I've been thinking about the quote mentioned above for quite some time now. There are so many layers to peel back but let us just talk about love and see where it takes us.
I shouldn't be shocked that I work with people that I dread having to talk to. I think we all have worked with people like this at one point or another. The person that always says no to a request before you're even done asking for something, the person that doesn't return calls or emails but continues to email and call you, etc. These folks make me suffer on a daily basis. I'd argue that working at a University with these types of people magnifies this suffering even more so. Allow me to explain.