Life has setbacks; it rarely turns out the way you want. The firm I started is still tiny. My books don’t sell as I wish. All my dreams haven’t come true, but it doesn’t mean I stop dreaming.
I am happy but sorta unhappy, and that makes me sorta happy. I have incredible blessings in my life; love, health, family, friends, and a good job. But other dreams fall short, there is no IPO, and I’m not a NYT bestseller. So is sorta happy the balance between the life I have and the life I want?
I am not sorta happy because of the things I don’t have. No, it’s because of the person I want to be and haven’t become yet.
If I grow complacent with sorta happy, I slip into unhappy because I am not happy with sorta happy. To get from sorta happy to happy, I must grow. When I strive to improve, I open myself to new opportunities, and this is my happy.
Some say you must learn to be happy, regardless. But what if sorta happy is not happy enough? Should I be happy with that?
Sorta unhappy is OK, you’re not a loser. As long as you take responsibility for your unhappiness, you can move towards happy. Few are completely unhappy with who they are; they’re just sorta happy with who they’ve become.
Truth – All significant growth happens when someone is sorta unhappy and wants more.
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Art has also served as executive vice president of business development and strategic initiatives for First-Source; CEO and founder of Echopass Corporation (the world’s premier contact center hosting environment, which was acquired by Genesys for about $110 million); CEO of Sento Corporation; and managing director and VP of European business development for Sykes Enterprises.
Art is a widely-published author of methodologies for BPO/contact centers, outsourcing, customer service, and technical support, and has served in leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, VLSI Research, and RasterOps.