Satisfaction

Posted on November 12, 2007. Filed under: Other |

I enjoyed the Eagles win over the Redskins yesterday.  I wasn’t jumping up and down with excitement like I was a few years ago when the team was on the path to the Super Bowl, but I was on the edge of my seat through the fourth quarter, and I did do a little dance in my seat when they took the lead with 3 minutes to go.

I am emotionally invested in this team — I’m a fan — and the core of the NFC East (Eagles, Redskins, Giants, & Cowboys) have been great rivals for a long time.  The result is that I can take satisfaction from a win over a rival even in a year when the season doesn’t look too promising.  Each win is celebrated and offers promise for the future.

In many ways this is similar to starting a company.  I can’t imagine being more emotionally invested in a “job” than I am in this company we’re building.  The “seasons” are shorter — measured in months or weeks or less — and the opponents/challenges are certainly different, but the emotional roller coaster can be very similar.  You can have bad weeks, bad days, bad hours, but you also have lots of little, and some big, wins.  You also have the promise of the future — the dream.  It is this vision of the future and the little wins along the way that keep you moving through the bad seasons.

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    Mark Waterstraat

    VP Sales

    Benaissance

    www.benaissance.com

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