security V happiness

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

You wake up tomorrow and say ‘I want to be a street sweeper because that’s what will truly make me happy.’ Would your partner, family, friends or even your house mate accept this decision?

Where do you draw the line between appeasing your personal stakeholders and appeasing yourself?

A wise man once told me that the internal happiness of doing something you love will always win over financial rewards.

So I ask, what is stopping you?

3 Responses to “security V happiness”

  1. Judy

    Happiness is the key to everything and the truly wonderful thing is that you can choose to be happy. The power of choice is your own personal power and it is not used nearly enough.

  2. Sarah

    I read that the trouble with our generation isn’t burnout but rust out. People doing jobs that are meaningless to them. i always think of the character “Kenny”… a passionate bloke loving a job that’s socially frowned upon as an occupation, but he is so purposeful. good post 🙂

  3. Damon Klotz

    Thanks for the comment Sarah! I agree completely with your comment, it is a topic that deserves more attention. I see people everywhere unhappy in their job and stuck in a rut with no ideas of how or even why to make a change.

    I am working on strategies to help solve this issue. As for the Kenny story, it is something that I will work into training slides of a feel good case of work induced happiness.



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