Chapter 12. Looking for Your Life’s Work

Ever hear of a Greek character named Sisyphus? He offended the gods, and as penance, he had to spend eternity rolling a massive ball of stone up a rocky hill. Whenever the ball reached the summit, it would summarily roll down to the bottom, whereupon he would need to once again start pushing. No rest, coffee, or cigarette breaks. Not even a water cooler. For eternity...

To varying degrees, you might be in Sisyphus’s sandals. The nature of your stone, height of your mountain, and decrees of whatever rules or rulers to whom you report are unique to you, although the metaphor can easily envelop the entire human race. Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you push, your ball of stone only gets heavier and ...

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