by Ginny Kravitz, Deputy Editor
It’s In Your Face
In coach lingo, they’re called tolerations, drains, or what you’re putting up with. In plain language, they’re the things that bug you. Though counting your blessings is a wonderful practice, it’s also helpful to periodically inventory the stuff that bugs you. Why on earth would you want to do that? Two reasons. First, whether that list includes minor irritants or more significant problems, these holes in your hull are causing a fair amount of drag in your life. Ignoring them won’t make them go away. The second reason is that those bugging-you items are actually spelling out the solution, if you look a little closer.
It’s Your First Clue
Take Steve¹, who was burnt out from his job as vice president with a large consulting firm. In our first conversation, all he could say was, “I don’t even know what I want. I don’t have a clue.” So that’s where we started: What don’t you want? What are you absolutely fed up with?