10 12 / 2012
It’s very much in vogue right now to espouse the benefits of “saying no” And, of course, I believe that you shouldn’t do things that make you unhappy or work with people who don’t add to or feed the work. But I also believe there is great value in sometimes doing the thing you don’t want to do, doing someone a favor, even doing something out of obligation. Because sometimes that thing we think we’re going to hate turns into the thing we actually love and every once in a while the person we wrote off, ends up being exactly the person we need. And even when that doesn’t happen, even when the thing turns out to suck as much as we thought it would, sometimes it’s just the right thing to do. The trick is to find the balance between self-actualization and selfishness, right?