Somewhere around this time of year I always find myself reflecting upon where I am in forwarding my goals for the year, what I have accomplished professionally, and what I have accomplished personally. I find myself also looking at the relationships built over the past year, and how I have or have not been a positive contributor to those relationships. In short, I find myself deep in thoughts of what has recently been as related to what my perceived possibilities for the time have been.
Often I find that the past year has looked nothing like what I had expected, and also I often discover that what has occurred was in fact better than I could have imagined — even though it didn’t look like I thought it should. Life in the IT business tends to be full of surprises!
In my last post I touched upon the importance of taking time to balance work and “life”. This morning I received another newsletter from one of my favorite web writers — Bob Lewis of itcatalysts.com. In his “Keep The Joint Running” newsletter for 11/23/2008 “Random Thoughts” I immediately sensed that he was about to write (once again) on “thoughts” which could have been the subject of what I might write. I find that VERY often what he writes could have been written by myself. Perhaps that is why I enjoy his writing so much. The fact is that back in September of 2007 when I first started with this blog one of my hopes was that somehow I could find within me some measure of writing ability to keep readers interested in the way that Bob Lewis’s writing always has for me.
Anyway, that aside, Bob’s writing for this week starts out with a poem “Temporary Well Being” which alone is worth reading I believe. However, Bob builds on the poem in a manner and with cleverness that I admire. I recommend reading Bob’s latest — “Random Thoughts“.