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PREVENTING JOB BURNOUT: Transforming Wor... > DETACHED CONCERN: THE EIGHTH PATH TO... - Pg. 100

100 DETACHED CONCERN: THE EIGHTH PATH TO PERSONAL POWER Detached Concern Is a Delicate Balance of Involvement and Nonattachment Helping professionals must demonstrate concern for clients to be effective. But there is a danger of overinvolvement. What if the client doesn't improve? Salespeople are expected to sell. What if the economy is in a recession? Teachers want to teach. What if the students won't learn? What if you have a truly impossible job? What if the "wins" are too few and there is nothing you can do? What if your job is terrible but you can't change it and can't leave it? Here are a few guidelines to follow. Good Sportsmanship Play to win (be concerned), but don't insist upon winning (be detached). Athletes