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April 26, 2010

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Three people come to mind when I read your blog: 1) my recently departed friend and colleagues Sue Cullen who believed and taught that we all matter and that everything we do, large or small, matters to others; 2) Austin singer, songwriter & humanitarian Sara Hickman who said at a luncheon a few years ago that her pet peeve is people who complain about being bored; she added that this is indulgent thinking as there is so much to be done in the world; and 3) Haley Rushing who has co-authored the book "It's Not What You Sell It's What You Stand For." Having purpose and clarity about your purpose is key and helps us see what we can contribute and also shows us when to remove ourselves from situations where we cannot be excited and effective in making positive change in the world.

I like your idea of approaching your current job with the enthusiasm of a newbie. I wonder how long before I ran out of "pseudo-new guy steam" and had to psych myself up again?

For whatever reason, someone or something pointed me to your blog, likely to read this insightful reflection. I hope I can keep this in mind as I enter yet another dreadful work week. Thanks for your words of inspiration.

@Patti: I'm sorry to hear about your friend, though it sounds like she left you with some incredible gifts.

@DC: For me, it was about two months. :)

@OneReason: Thank you so much, that really means a lot. Hope you'll keep reading!

I am also faced with the same feelings of boredom with my day job, to be more specific, it's actually frustration from the overwhelming list of activities. Thanks for the inspiration. What I usually do to combat boredom is to think of things in my present job that makes me happy, like having a friendly conversation with my subordinates.
Friends from the Mentor club have a lot of tips regarding are work life.

Here's a site that deals with what you've mentioned above. It's got a commercial bent but never-the-less walks you through elements of the boredom phenomenon.

http://www.help-im-bored.com/

I liked it that's why i'm posting it here.

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