“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” –Joseph Campbell
Why don’t we take on getting bigger, playing broader, and risking more elegantly with a vengeance?
Because we see a lot of muscle-stretching yuk in front of us.
Pain and discomfort aren’t very seductive.
So we stay “busy” or glee-ddicted so as to numb out our stagnation. Our dreams remain as dreams vs. reality.
What if we could associate joy with the pain: of growth, of taking a chance, of stepping up or out?
It would require a Pavlovian retraining of course — like the dog who began to salivate after a bell was rung — because it won’t come naturally.
Which means even more unattractive effort.
Why choose joyful expansion? No reason…
Unless you have one so juicy that it rings your bell.
“When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” –Khalil Gibran
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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