Acknowledging Tensions

The earthy red on the boat stands out – almost as much as the piers next to it.


I’ve always wondered if everyone has a desire to be doing impactful or at least useful work. Over the course of many hundreds of conversations, I have come to believe that it is true, perhaps with my biased sample. It’s also becoming apparent to me in those conversations that the effort involved in such meaningful work throws some people off to the point where they much rather keep their “work” work separate from the impactful work they do, inspiring as it is.

Perhaps applicable only in my present context: What I’ve been learning from these conversations, particularly in the last couple of weeks, is that the people who are able to recognise and acknowledge the environment in which they find themselves in, seem more able to continue feeling excited and enthusiastic despiteĀ the challenges of their environment. Why might that be?