Jonathan Johnson



For Content: Rationally Imagine Hard Times as lasting Forever

Posted by johnson.jonathan.m on May 18, 2016 at 2:40 PM

This post was inspired by the writings of Albert Camus and the Myth of Sisyphus

I can not gain content until I can imagine whatever annoying states I'm in as potentially lasting for a long time

For example, I am annoyed at the fact that I would like to branch a branch manager quickly. 

Until I can rationalize that I could be an assistant manager at Enterprise for 2, 5, even 20 years, I will not be able to find content in my daily grind.

Understanding and accepting this is a catch. The sooner it is accepted the sooner I can stay cool, calm, and easy at work, which in turn will cause me to be promoted quicker.

The key is that I have to be in a rational (non-emotional) state when considering when thinking about this future so that my thoughts do not become distorted by the emotion.

Like Albert stated, once Sisyphus has fully come to grasps that his tasks of rolling the stone up the hill is eternal, then he can finally be at a state of peace and happiness

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