Thought-provoking post by Laurie today regarding different frames to approach the relationship with your employer and vice versa.
One way or another, if you are working, you have to get zen with your work and your performance. And if it’s tough for you, it’s gotta be tough for your boss, too.
One thing that does come to mind after thinking about the two approaches stated in this article is how do the people who do great things approach their work? How do repeat Olympic Medalists think about long-term, mid-term and short-term work? Why are they better than the rest of their Olympic competition (who are no slouches themselves)? What methods does someone who is repeatedly successful in their investments like Warren Buffet use day in and day out? How does Matthew Weiner make all those great Mad Men episodes with nary a weak performance? And how does the best coder on your team make it happen?
One thing I’m fairly certain of, given the variety of humans, there are going to be a number of approaches which are successful, however you define that. As a starting point, try those that resonate to you. But don't stop there if they don't help you much - try another one on for size!