Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Definition: Career Nirvana

nir·va·na: (nîr-vä'nə)
An ideal condition of rest, harmony, stability, or joy.

Career Nirvana. My term. Achieving working conditions that you enjoy and that cause you to feel productive, satisfied, accomplished or content. This isn't necessarily saying that every single day you feel completely astonished that you are allowed to do this for a living, but it does mean that you can definitively state that you enjoy your job. It means you get up in the morning and it is not a burden to force yourself to go to work. When you go home at night you shouldn't have to spend the evening stressing that your job still has to continue tomorrow. You should instead feel contented that you have a decent life and now you get to relax and spend the remainder of your day as you please.

Is this too much to ask?


Ted M. Gossard said...

No, David, it isn't. And your thoughts here do remind me of Ecclesiastes.

I consider it a gift to actually like what I really don't like doing- an ongoing factory job. And I go home and don't dread the thought of going back.

But it is good when you can have that flexibility to explore and try out new things. Your generation is better in that, than mine, I think- not to disparage my own.

I like your new blog, and will link you right away- which I knew I was going to do, anyhow, but finally got here.

David Sagus said...

Thank you Ted. I hope to keep it current and interesting.