There is something in every single one of us that holds a passion, a talent, a skill, a knowledge that can be made into something valuable and released into the World.
But often the World has us believe that unless the work we do is a chore then it holds no value for us as individuals and the rest of society. It’s wrong.
Think about it. The creatives and eccentrics, the crazy inventors have always been the ones to propel us forward. The entrepreneurs who think outside the normal. Not the Steve Jobs kind. Our kind. The everyday kind. The common kind.
Most things we do in our life aren’t based on our passions and dreams. Most of us got that out of our system in our irresponsible 20s.
And in our 30s and we began to feel like we’d missed a turn off, gone straight past it.
If we’re lucky we’re speeding along in a well paid career that we love. We have the people around us who matter the most. And we’re the happiest we’ve ever been.
But it seems that for the rest of us, now into our 40s and 50s, it can feel like game over. We’re responsible and contribute but we feel kind of irrelevant. We have a family who loves us but who secretly wishes we’d be happier.
We’ve got a career of sorts, some money in the bank, a mortgage or two – or not. Or more often than not, we’ve come slamming into an intersection and a crisis has turned our World upside down. We’ve been let go or lost someone we’ve loved or just woke up one day with a realisation that we’re already half way through and wondering what if things had been different.
But today, we live in one of the most innovative times on the planet.
And if we stop and turn off our news feed for awhile we start to see things as they really are.
While the rest of the World squabbles and fights, our own small piece of it, right here, is where we were always meant to be. All our past decisions have brought us to this moment. And for better or worse, here we are. We’ve just got to accept it. We have no control over it.
But every decision we make from now on will take us to where we’re meant to be in another ten years or so. We have full control over that.
What will we do? What will we create?