Being an introspective and, perhaps overly, reflective person, I often like taking advantage of the last day of the year. When every media outlet from television to Twitter is wrapping up the previous twelve months with various lists and pithy statements, it is an instant excuse to navel gaze to one’s heart’s content.
This afternoon I happened to be watching a cheesy holiday movie – as one does – and was struck by a simple question uttered by a character in the film. The movie itself doesn’t matter. It isn’t worth remembering. Yet the question lingered in my mind as it relates to something I’ve been asking myself for a long time. I figured something so inspiring couldn’t be original to a sappy film and a few seconds spent on Google proved me right.
It’s a big question. One I’ve been battling to answer all evening. It all comes down to knowing what you want more than anything else in the world, what is worth taking a chance on. I really wish I knew what this is for me.
I’ve never been all that career-oriented. Obviously. No doubt, I’d be making a lot more money right now if I was. And I probably wouldn’t be sitting here. Financial security, as important as it is, has never driven me on. It is enough to motivate me to get out the door every day, but money alone is not enough to make me feel successful or confident. Currency is apparently not my currency.
But what is? What is my version of a dog treat? What gives me the zoomies? If money was no object, what would I spend my life doing? I think before I do anything else, I need to figure out the answer to these questions. Not only would it give me focus, it might help me understand what it is exactly I am doing with this space. As I head into my thirty-first year of living – bloody hell – it’s about time I found a bit of direction.
What about you? What would you do today, right now, if you knew you would not fail?