According to Seneca the Younger, the Greek word “euthymia” means to sense your own path and to stay on it without getting distracted by those who intersect it.
I read this evening that this word, when translated into English, means ‘tranquility’. Love that.
The fact that “keeping to your path”, that “staying the course” and “not being distracted by the noise” means ‘tranquility’ is a wonderful reminder of why frenetically dancing from idea to idea or course to course ‘means’ anxiety and chaos.
It reminds us: if we feel unsteady, turbulent, anxious or unsure, a salve to that state is to regain tranquility by staying the course, keeping to your own path.
How would your work benefit from a little more “euthymia”?