Dying Daily #241: Mindful Work

Work is only a problem if we are comparing.

Break your job down into its constituent elements.

Which of them are not oaky in and of themselves?

Which of them are objectively bad?

I can get caught up in the parts of my job that aren’t real if I’m not careful.

Notes and appointments and malpractice insurance and rent and office supplies and furniture and all of that.

These things are necessary, but they are not what I do.

We can’t confuse the blueprints with the house.

My job is having intentional, constructive conversations with people as they try to create a better life for themselves and the people they love. That’s a good gig.

Every job offers an opportunity to do more. To do things that matter.

What is the truth of your job?

What do you really offer society?

Could things be different if you invested in that?