It didn’t take long for me to realize I wasn’t doing what I should be doing. What I needed to be doing. What I was supposed to be doing.
This week I had the pleasure of meeting John Acuff – and on his blog yesterday he talked about how he spent 10 years settling. 10 years of wondering, “What if?”. 10 years of second-guessing. 10 years saying, “I’ll do it tomorrow”. Finally, John had enough – and he did something about it. Today, he’s doing what he loves, and inspiring others to do the same.
Not even two years removed from being a kid in college, I learned quickly that I needed to be doing work that mattered. That I would never personally be fulfilled sitting in a cubicle. That I couldn’t possibly have the impact I craved with someone else telling me what to do. That enough was enough.
And now, less than five years after walking across the stage and being handed a diploma, here I am, running my own business, working tirelessly each and every day as it continues to evolve and grow. Hopefully continuing to prove that you’re never stuck, unless you are.
Whether you’re 60 or 22, stuck in a job you hate or about to leave college and embark into the real world, there’s one simple thing that you must understand:
It is yours for the taking. It isn’t as easy as pursuing your passion. It isn’t as simple as quitting your job and rejecting all responsibility.
But it is as simple as embracing that anything you want to do can be done. It is simple to dream. To think. To take the first step, whatever that may be.
Regardless of your current situation – if you believe there’s something different – something better – that you should be doing, you owe it to yourself to try.
You owe it to yourself to share that idea with the world.
You owe it to yourself to be happy.
Because enough is enough.