ENNUI – A Debilitating Ailment – way too common in Life and Business?

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 26 Jun

ENNUI – A Debilitating Ailment – way too common in Life and Business?

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.

Post Comments 2

Posted by Monique on
  • Jul 8 2014
Great article Judy! I particularly love "FTI Malady" ...how true :-) I think that our culture is suffering ennui in epic proportions - so awesome to see you are catalyzing change in this area xx
    Posted by Judy Reynolds on
    • Jul 9 2014
    Thank you Monique... I have witnessed the powerful impact becoming interested, really interested in life again has on our thinking and it flows on from there!

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