Someone recently — and
somewhat exasperatedly — claimed,
that I am never satisfied.
It was not a compliment,
although I would like to think it could be.
I don’t want to be satisfied.
I want to be inspired.
the creative director I wish I
had been – even the pretend one
he is –was given this to say in
a recent Mad Men episode:
“You’re happy because you’re successful.
But what is happiness?
It’s a moment before you need more happiness.”
Damn that Don Draper.
Happiness. Success. Satisfaction.
Perfect. Until you need – and want – more.
Many of my business owner clients
say they don’t want to grow their business.
They like it this size
and want to keep it that way.
Good luck with that.
Staying in one place is far more
difficult than moving in either direction.
Just try treading water.
Not a metaphor. Literally.
Treading water is far more exhausting,
mentally and physically, than swimming
and infinitely more challenging than drowning.
(Although, I’m making an assumption
on that last part.)
Being inspired to want
shouldn’t be a bad thing, should it?
In fact, it is the absence of want
that sounds desperately sad to me.