Is it about always wanting more? On behalf of students, I can get behind that. Is it about a constant state of dissatisfaction? Is it just being human?
Lots of good things are happening on our campus right now albeit later than we anticipated or desired. And I mostly hear “but what about ….”
I don’t need to be thanked. Let’s be clear. None of this was my doing. But for a moment, can’t we sit in the happiness of improvement and forward stepping changes? Ok, if not happiness, at least contentment?
And the majority of folks are content. Typical human being that I am, I allow the Negative Nancys of the world to cloud of thinking and get my goat. Perhaps a later post on goat-getting topic.
To the adage, The only person you can control is yourself. How do I react when good is happening? Do I want more? Do I stop, pause, enjoy the accomplishment/action/change or do I just right to “but what about …?”
We’d probably all like to think we aren’t that person. I sure do. But it does provide a nice mirror for reflection. And of course the hard work is never done. To do/wish list grows exponentially while the done list is quite short. I should give both lists their equal due.
Take away: Consider how I communicate about accomplishments at school and with the broader community. Do I tag on a “but what about…” rather than enjoying the moment and resting it in before adding my next set of gripes?