It’s four a.m. and I can’t sleep. So I’m sitting in the lobby of a hotel in Jamaica, checking my email. A couple walks by, obviously on their way to bed, having pushed the idea of vacation a little too hard. The woman looks over to me and, in a harsh whisper a little quieter than a yell, says to her friend, “Isn’t that sad? That guy comes here on vacation and he’s stuck checking his email. He can’t even enjoy his two weeks off.”
I think the real question is – the one they probably wouldn’t want to answer – was, “Isn’t it sad that we have a job where we spend two weeks avoiding the stuff we have to do fifty weeks a year?”
It took me a long time to figure out why I was so happy to be checking my e-mail in the middle of the night. It had to do with passion. Other than sleeping, there was nothing I’d rather have been doing in that moment – because I’m lucky enough to have a job where I get to make change happen.
Why would you waste your time doing something you aren’t passionate about? It’s important to embrace the season of life you are in and to find your worth in those moments where you might feel valueless. But why would you stay there if you did not have to? You have the chance to change the world…to change your world. Don’t sacrifice your happiness and settle for anything less than you deserve. Each of us has a platform to make change happen in ways we never dreamed possible; life is too short to waste this chance.
“Perhaps you were made for such a time as this.”