Seth Godin, blogger extraordinaire, recently posted It’s Not About You. Seth. Thank you. I am going to keep this post front and center in my mind forever more, but especially as the calendar keeps turning and the frequency with which I need to check my work email increases. I work with (for?) some folks who are not afraid to express their discontent, and I have a tendency to take their comments personally. But it’s not about me. This is liberating. And I love it. It’s not about me.
When I watched the Wimbledon final this year, the commentators were talking about how Roger Federer is unique because he’s one of only a handful of (tennis) players who loves to win more than he hates to lose. It took me a minute to wrap my head around that idea. He isn’t driven by a need to prove everyone wrong, he’s fueled by his own love of the game. I love my job. I totally and completely love it. And I’m going to spend the next 179 days celebrating just that.