Conflicting Emotions

Posted February 27, 2011
By Clay Cerny

Seth Godin has written another short but wise post, this time exploring anger, wonder, and why they can’t co-exist.  Let me riff on Godin’s insight.  In managing our careers, especially in a time of mass lay offs and salary cuts, it’s easy to give in to anger.  Sometimes it might even be necessary.  But to go forward and create the kind of careers and lives we want, it is much better to embrace, what can be, rather than look back and dwell on what was.  As Godin says, wonder makes us bigger, more generous people.  Anger just makes us small.  Choose the better option.