This is interesting, with lots of good talking points, but nothing substantial when it’s all said and done. But it does prompt a few observations:
- “Happy people” are also often “Head in the Clouds” or “Head in the Sand” people. There is definitely some truth to those folks not getting anything done when it matters.
- Where you draw the line is between the people who do something about their work when they’re mad about it, and those that don’t. Lots of people complain – few people fix.
- Disgust is probably the best impetus of all. If there’s not at least potential to get pissed about something, you have to question your passion about it.
For the record, I am regularly guilty of all three above. So, I’ll try to get a little angrier, and we’ll see if we can’t make something happen.