I haven’t written much original content in the last six weeks. I’m sorry about that. I started a new job at a new company, a place that’s smaller, more specialized and cares about it’s intellectual inventory–people. I’ve travelled more, trained more, and cared more in this job compared to my last. I’ve also realized two very important things.
I was a miserable and sometimes hateful person.
I am now a happier and joyful person.
I had convinced myself that my job and the work performance of others was the source of my personal discontent. It’s only when I left did I realize just how myopic I had become.
I’ve apologized to quite a few people in the last two weeks. I needed to.
My new job challenges me in ways that aren’t exhausting our pointless. The people I work with want me to succeed and not just because “the company” will do better. The feeling is hard to describe until you experience it.
The lesson from today’s weblog post: if you’re not happy, it’s time to do something about it. You’ll be glad you did. Get that new job. Sign those divorce papers. Clean out your garage. Sell that old car. Take your wife out on a date and really mean it.
I’m happy. If you’re still listening, thanks.