Yesterday morning, my interview on Breakfast Television in Vancouver went pretty well. It was an earlier start than I am used to and I definitely canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember the last time I was out of bed when it was still dark outside. But I think I was able to get my message across.
I am coming to the realization that this project is not about what specific jobs I will end up doing, or where they will lead me. But rather it has to do with what I feel the whole project represents -- just finding the courage to take the leap in itself, putting myself out there, and saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“Alright world, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s do this.Ã¢â‚¬Â In the process I hope I am able to inspire all those in my situation to do the same.
At this point I have no idea what the ideal situation for me would look like, yet I do know what it will feel like when I get there. A feeling where my career and personal life merge. I want to get out of bed each day and say, Ã¢â‚¬Å“woohoo, time to go to work!Ã¢â‚¬Â
I think in some ways we all know what that ideal situation would feel like. It is just a matter of whether we choose to act and decide to seek it in spite of the self doubt and uncertainty.
I think a good start is promising ourselves not to settle for a situation that doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t truly make us happy and to go after our passions. I am glad that I have made this promise to myself at 25, rather than when I am nearing retirement at 60.
If we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make this promise today, then when will we?
How am I going to get there? I don't know and I am not sure it really matters. I think it is far more important that we start by making this promise, taking the leap wherever it leads, and finding the courage to walk in the face of fear with the confidence that it will be okay.
I think if we can do this today, we will then be able to make those decisions that will align our lives in a manner that will eventually make this feeling a reality.
They say that taking the initial leap is the hardest part, and that once we start, things will get easier and appear more clearly. I guess you could say I am banking on that!
Anybody got any offers for me? Send them my way! firstname.lastname@example.org