Hiring & Being Hired

If we have an outcome
we want to see happen
by hiring,
not merely a job description
to match,
may we take responsibility
for clarifying and communicating
what that is.

If we wish to fulfill the purpose
for having been hired
instead of merely offering skills
and completing tasks,
may we take responsibility
for discovering and clarifying
what outcome
we were hired
to realize.

Selfish vs Altruistic

The quicker
we free ourselves of the judgment
that we are doing something
for
others
and admit
that we are doing something
because we feel
pleasant emotions
knowing what we did
mattered to others,
the quicker we can go beyond
the dualistic paradigm
of selfish
vs altruistic
and begin the creation
of a virtuous cycle
or the destruction
of a vicious cycle.

Doing Our Best

Doing our best
requires clarity,
acceptance,
and appreciation
of our own
limits.

Otherwise
we may confuse our best
with someone else’s:
someone
with different
limits.

Such confusion
can give rise to shame
and doubt,
preventing us
from doing our
best.