|Fulfillment@Work: JOY ALONG THE WAY
November 10, 2002
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Published by Joel Garfinkle, Dream Job Coaching
1. Joy Along The Way
2. What my clients say
3. The Great Question
Joy Along the Way
A senator once took Will Rogers to the White House to meet President Coolidge. He warned the humorist that Coolidge never smiled. Rogers replied, "I'll make him smile."
Inside the Oval Office, the senator introduced the two men. "Will Rogers," he said, "I'd like you to meet President Coolidge." Deadpan, Rogers quipped, "I'm sorry, but I didn't catch the name." Coolidge smiled.
A sense of humor is a marvelous gift to have. It is one of the most important means we possess to face the difficulties of life. And sometimes life can be difficult. I deal professionally with issues which are critical: relationships breaking apart, people losing jobs, people facing serious illness or agonizing with someone close who is suffering, addictions, grief and heartache. Without a sense of humor about my own life, I don't know if I could survive!
I take what I do seriously, but I try not to take myself too seriously. Like the New York City cab driver who said, "It's not the work that I enjoy so much, but the people I run into!"
Here is an experiment: look for and find as much joy as possible for one full day. Try to enjoy the people you run into, the work you do, your leisure time and your relationships. Don't forget to enjoy yourself -- and take enough time to enjoy God.
Try this experiment for one full day, and by evening you will bask in the glow of a rekindled spirit. It just takes a day to find joy along the way.
From: Steve Goodier's book Joy Along The Way
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Quotes of the week
"Whatever joy there is in this world all comes from desiring others to be happy. And whatever suffering there is in this world all comes from desiring myself to be happy."
"When large numbers of people share their joy in common, the happiness of each is greater because each adds fuel to the other's flame."
~ St. Augustine
"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence ... He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him."
~ Amos Bronson Alcott
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Coaching Client - Words Of Wisdom
Be careful not to be too tied to what other people think.
~ Client #1
The importance of staying faithful to your action plan as this is what will create the momentum to succeed.
~ Client #2
The Great Question
"Become as little children."
GREAT QUESTION: How can you become as little as a child today?
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