Day #809:The Curse of Sisyphus

 

I recently started reading a book onGreek mythology and I found a really interesting story about Sisyphus.

The story of Sisyphus tells the story of a king who dared to trick the gods, especially Zeus.

Sisyphus was a very clever man, but after bringing upon himself the wrath of the gods, he was cursed to push a boulder up a hill to the top.  Alas, every time he got to the top, the boulder would roll back down to the bottom of the hill and he was forced to repeat the exercise for eternity.

Just imagine, every day pushing a boulder up a hill and then seeing it roll down the hill.  Up, down, up, down.  How futile and meaningless?

It sounds sad, but it what so many of us do as well, especially in our careers.

Go to work, turn on your computer, send some emails, look busy, do nothing of genuine importance or impact and don’t act with passion or enthusiasm.

Then do it again tomorrow.

And the next day.

And the next day

And then it’s Friday.  Woohoo!  Something to look forward to.  2 days of no boulder pushing.

And then it’s Monday and the cycle begins again.  For 40+ years.

What a shame.

You are better than that.

One thought on “Day #809:The Curse of Sisyphus

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