Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Word About Words

I have heard from more than one person about how they hated their job and wanted to get out. Well, the universe heard their desires and granted their wishes. They were suddenly informed that the company was letting them go.

The problem is that they forgot to mention that they didn't want to simply be suddenly unemployed and without an income, they wanted to find work doing something they love and obtain their income from that.

Forgetting important words is what gets us in a bind. Better that a person in a similar situation would phrase it that they see themselves doing work that they love and being well paid for it, and finding an opportunity to do so, which would then open the way for them to leave the old job that they don't like in order to devote their energy to something they enjoy.

The people in the example above did get what they asked for. But they omitted an important part of the request. Be careful what you wish for, and be careful how you word it.

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