Don’t neglect the satisfying parts of your job. -Ken, Coaching Client
The stress of what is going on around us can distract you from what has always been most important to you. Ken was telling me about the environment of uncertainty in his organization and answering my question about why he seemed to be coping so well. As we talked, he told me a personal story where someone very important to him was also struggling with their job in a situation of uncertainty. When they focused together on the most satisfying parts of her job, the dialogue began.
The Meaning of Satisfaction
While on our Virginia Creeper Trail outing, my wife and I talked as we hiked in the Spring warmth. The situation surrounding her work is clearly one of uncertainty for the organization. She had an interesting and wise take on her own satisfaction.
As we have moved around the country, only in her current job has she been in a position long enough to experience a level of satisfaction where she could feel paid by her energy expenditure. I know this job uses the best of her strengths on a regular basis. She can work hard and rest satisfied. Whether a situation is certain or uncertain, she takes personal accountability to perform in this manner; acting on strengths.
Acting with personal accountability on a regular basis. Is this not the best we each can do?
What is the most satisfying part of your work?