Ennui is my new favourite word – and this is why!
The symptoms of this ailment are boredom, tedium, lethargy, languor, weariness, sluggishness and enervation.
Definition of ENNUI: a French word meaning – a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement, lack of interest, of spirit, and enthusiasm.
The cure – disturbance – introduction of uncertainty, excitement, spontaneity, purpose – re-ignition of passion for life and living.
Are you suffering from this virus – do you have the symptoms? How are you feeling, how are you being?
Do you look something like this?
Has your team caught this virus? It is very contagious and even more so if the leaders are suffering Ennui.
And your clients – how excited are they about their relationship with you?
Ennui comes in so many different forms –
- SSDD Syndrome (same stuff different day – lack of innovation and drive)
- WHEN THEN Disease (Gathering excuses for not playing a bigger game now)
- FTI Malady (failure to implement due to a lack of urgency)
When did you last introduce something new, fun, innovative – something that pushed the status quo – that would replace frustration with fascination – boredom with enthusiasm – languor with vigour!
What an opportunity! To be the catalyst – to introduce the cure – to re-ignite the flame.
Our challenge to you:
Do something today that will take you out of your comfort zone, that will enthuse your team and will delight your clients.