Like everybody else around here, I’ve made a lot of decisions throughout my life and although I would like to think that I made them all for the right reasons, you and I both know that’s probably not true. For example, I decided early on never to do drugs…that was a good one. I also decided when I was a kid to jump a curb on my bike into oncoming traffic…that one, not so much.
As an adult I have spent much of the last 10 years or so chasing George…Washington, that is. I made decisions based solely on dollars and cents (not sense). What was in the best interest of my wallet. When I made a dollar, I would want two. When I made two, four is all I would need. Once I got four, I needed eight to survive. And on and on and on. The problem with this game is there is never a clear winner. There is always more to be had so as long as your mindset is focused solely on the money, you will never be satisfied.
When I think back to anything that I have been very successful at, it seems that I always did it for just one reason…passion. There were no “what if’s” or careers to fall back on. I never did any research on what I may or may not earn. All I knew is that I was pregnant with the idea and I needed to get it out. The thought that I might not succeed at it honestly never crossed my mind. I knew I could. The ball was already in the cup.
So the big question here is…what if we were to take that same level of passion and fulfillment and apply it to everything we do rather than just “doing it for the money?” What if we approached our family, our job, our company, our health, our community…our life…without the “what if’s” or things to fall back on? With an overdose of blind enthusiasm?
What would life look like then? Would you still be chasing George? Or would George be chasing you?