Checking the Boxes vs. Taking Care of Business

This week a client told me that one of her associates was not going to make it because he was just checking the boxes. She said, “He does the work enough to get by, but we expect more than that.”

The missing ingredient?

Passion.

Passion is always a missing ingredient when we are…

  • bored
  • lethargic
  • mediocre
  • exhausted

And contrary to popular opinion, it usually isn’t rest or sleep that will fix us.

david whyte exhaustion

 

When we take an inventory around our lives

And find those places that provoke a sigh

Quick to repair the gaping holes

We must, with passion and intensity, go.

The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It is wholeheartedness. – David Whyte

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