Work is a constant conversation. It is the back-and-forth between what I think is me and what I think is not me; it is the edge between what the world needs of me and what I need of the world. Like the person to whom I am committed in a relationship, it is constantly changing and surprising me by its demands and needs but also by where it leads me, how much it teaches me, and especially, by how much tact, patience and maturity it demands of me.David Whyte
If work is a constant conversation, what is the conversation you want to be having now?
Maybe it’s a conversation about how much you’re working. Or about where you’re getting energy and where you’re feeling drained. Perhaps it’s about the impact you’d like to be having. And the things that are getting in the way. Maybe it’s a conversation about purpose.
When we accept that work is a constant conversation, it is no longer a place at which we arrive. We start paying attention to the small choices and enter into a back-and-fourth dialogue in which we create our lives.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.Annie Dillard
So, what is the conversation you want to be having now?