Tuesday, February 5, 2008

What do you think?

I just got back from my second career counseling session and Dr. Bushkoff said something that I think is really profound. She said that she doesn't think we are ever 100% satisfied in anything that we do nor can be fully satisfied and utilizing all of our talents and interests all the time. If we experience 70 or 80% satisfaction, and our interests and talents are being 70 to 80% used in our jobs or at home or in our relationships, then we are doing really well.

I don't know if that makes a whole lot of sense, but when she said it I thought it was very profound - that our jobs, our careers, are never going to fully 100% satisfy all of our interests or talents - and neither will our home life or our relationships (with I guess the exception of our relationship with God).

What do other people think?

1 comment:

Josh said...

Lauren, i think that makes a lot of sense. i think the challenge is to live into the sort of restlessness and shortcomings, not out of complacency but in realization that things are not as they should be, and that we must not stress about it, yet must live out the change we hope for.

cool stuff...

i hope you are well, it has been a while!