Seth Godin always has a way of writing that makes it seem he's writing based on the past events of my own life. Of course, that's preposterous and as my friends would say, "very assuming". But one of his latest posts did just that. In his blog, Is It Worth It?, he writes (after asking a lot of questions):
The object isn’t to be perfect. The goal isn’t to hold back until you’ve created something beyond reproach. I believe the opposite is true. Our birthright is to fail and to fail often, but to fail in search of something bigger than we can imagine. To do anything else is to waste it all.
The past few weeks (when I was on holiday - and I am still on holiday!), I have been thinking about the same question - "Will these new adventures and ventures be worth it?"
I left a pretty good (read: 9to6, 8hours-a-day, no-stress, no-working-on-weekends) job and took on a 1month break (and counting) with nothing but my savings in the bank to search for new adventures and ventures that I could be part of.
For four weeks, the thought - and yes, the fear - of having nothing to come back to after my holidays was there. And the thought of "will these things that I am thinking about be worth it?", I would admit, keeps on coming to me - whilst lying by the pool, whilst swimming, whilst doing the rounds in my apartment, whilst running errands, whilst playing with my best friend's kids...
And then suddenly, I realized: I wouldn't know if any of these will be worth it unless I get myself into doing any of these.
The object is no longer to find the perfect situation to grow in - or the perfect company or venture or partnership or business to get myself involved in.
And as Seth wrote on the 17th of June: The object isn't to be perfect.
And in the same manner, my object isn't to be in a perfect situation - whatever and however that situation may be.
My object is to find a system - or systems - to which I can be committed to, whose vision is aligned with my personal vision, and whose values are interlinked with my values.
And I believe I have found it