Exactly 5 years ago, I spent Thanksgiving weekend slogging through half-melted snow-slush, getting chased by dogs and trying not to slip on any still-frozen patches of ice at my part-time seasonal, UPS job.
- I was still waiting to be picked.
- Still waiting for qualifications.
- Still wanting things to happen to me.
5 years later, with a Thanksgiving dinner overlooking the pacific ocean – I have a very, very different life.
And I’m thankful.
Not thankful necessarily for the things that I have, my current status or where I currently am (those things can all change pretty quickly). But, thankful that I have both a life and a choice and the ability to use one to create the other.
In other words – I’m thankful I chose to not wait around and get picked.
5 years ago, everything seemed impossible. I never really thought that I could…
- Get a job
- Start a blog
- Run a triathlon
- Run a marathon
- Get a promotion
- Quit a job and work for myself.
- Start a business.
- Run an ultra marathon.
- Build a school
I hope you choose to do the same.
Do things that have never been done before. – The guy that invented the first programmable computer.