Thursday, December 20, 2012
Many midcareer professionals nurse an empty desire to do something beneficial for a larger common good. "I want to make a difference to society" is often just false piety. Do small things on a sustained basis; do things for your own profession; do things that make a difference to you, your family, your friends, your neighbours and your colleagues; do not worry about changing the world.
The day you feel empty, shift the attention from yourself to others- go and spend time with a bunch of colleagues who have just joined the organisation, help an intern with her work, write a series of how-to articles based on your experiences, take on probono work with your industry association. See how the pitcher of emptiness begins to fill again."
Culled from: The professional (defining the new standard of excellence at work), by Subroto Bagchi.
Posted by Jennifer Ehidiamen at 9:40 AM