Chit Chat Thread

Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organization to be not just good but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description, commitment deeper than any job contract's wording.

Stanley A. McChrystal
Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives.
Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.

John C. Maxwell
It sounds like you're facing a common dilemma between financial considerations and job satisfaction. Here are some steps to help you make a decision:

  1. Assess Your Priorities: Consider what matters most to you in a job. Is it primarily the salary, or do factors like work-life balance, job satisfaction, and overall happiness weigh heavily in your decision-making process?
  2. Evaluate the Pros and Cons: Make a list of the pros and cons of both options. Consider not only the financial aspect but also factors such as job stability, stress levels, growth opportunities, and work environment.
  3. Consider Long-Term Implications: Think about the long-term effects of your decision. Will taking the new job for the extra money significantly impact your quality of life or job satisfaction? Conversely, will staying in your current job lead to missed opportunities for financial growth or career advancement?
  4. Talk to Someone: Discuss your thoughts and concerns with a trusted friend, family member, mentor, or colleague. Sometimes, talking through your options with someone else can provide valuable perspective and help you clarify your thoughts.
  5. Explore Compromises: Is there a way to achieve both financial stability and job satisfaction? Consider negotiating with your current employer for a raise or exploring other job opportunities that offer better compensation without sacrificing too much in terms of job satisfaction.
  6. Think About Your Values: Reflect on your personal values and what truly matters to you in your career. Sometimes, prioritizing job satisfaction and peace of mind over extra money can lead to greater overall happiness and fulfillment.
  7. Take Your Time: Don't rush your decision. Take the time you need to weigh your options carefully and make an informed choice that aligns with your goals and values.
Ultimately, the decision to stay in your current job or pursue a new one for extra money depends on your individual circumstances and priorities. Consider all aspects of the situation before making a decision, and trust yourself to choose the path that feels right for you
Everything in this world happens for a reason yet nothing in this world comes free.
Hard work, endurance, determination, persistence, and strong will are key,
But without faith you can only go so far before you lose yourself
We are all hearts, minds, bodies, and souls searching for something - you are not the only one,
So search, and you shall discover, look, and you shall certainly find, read and
you shall only behold that the most logical of all answers was always right there before your very eyes

Moez Masoud
The study of motivation goes back to the Greeks.
Their sports were essential to their education.
They saw in sports the integration of body, mind and soul, the creation of beauty, the mastering of athletics, and the challenge of competition. A French sociologist points this out. "Sports," he wrote, was part of the education of the citizen.
He was expected to engage in exercise for a whole series of reasons that had to do with the shaping of the citizen;
the relation between moral good and physical good;
and the growth of a person.

George A. Sheehan
Depression isn't just being a bit sad. It's feeling nothing. It's not wanting to be alive anymore.

J. K. Rowling