Sometimes the unthinkable is necessary to find your true path.
“All great journeys begin with one step in the right direction.” — Coach Willis
I left my executive position right before the COVID pandemic.
And it’s the best thing I ever did. I still love technology, but my heart was no longer in it. What did I leave it for?
I had no idea.
Yep, that’s right. I did the unthinkable. I quit without knowing what came next.
I was done with ineffective and abusive corporate cultures.
I grew weary of living someone else’s dreams.
I had my fill of trading time for money.
To what end?
What about my dreams?
What about my happiness?
I turned the corner on being half a century old.
I was faced with my own mortality. I could not escape the regret of never taking more than a few steps toward my dreams. The existential void yawned ahead of me.
I wandered a false path for months before trading in programming for writing.
I figured writing would help me make sense of my life and discover the way forward. It became my medium of understanding. Through it, I reflected on my many years, sorted through my feelings and discovered my meaning.
I realized the true path was there all along.
I walked it for many years but mistook it for something else. It was the path of helping others improve, reaching for aspirations and finding happiness. Everyone has meaningful dreams, but too many people die with them unfulfilled.
My highest aspiration in life is to nurture countless dreams into reality.
Coaching is my path. I find great happiness in being an objective lens for others and helping them discover the answers they seek within. Witnessing the birth of self direction and empowerment is a spine-tingling rush.
In the process of helping others, my dreams will also be realized.
🤔 Food for Thought:
What is the status of your dreams?
Are they becoming a reality or being postponed?
⚙️ One Small Step:
Drastic action like mine is often unnecessary if you look for answers within before regret overtakes you. I recommend doing so through the objective lens of a coach you can trust.
That’s inspirational! I also noticed that sometimes you have to face something really difficult in order to grow.
I share this passion: "I find great happiness in being an objective lens for others and helping them discover the answers they seek within." Of course I do it through cataloging the wisdom found in movies, following the reasoning from a character Steve Martin played in the 1991 movie Grand Canyon: "All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies." 🤗