I have been a subscriber to Seth Godin’s blog for awhile and I find his thoughts close to mine. Today’s blog isn’t that any different.
The moment of highest leverage doesn’t happen often, but when it does, don’t waste it.
Whether you have won or lost something from past opportunities that came your way, it is not a reason for you to give up on your dreams and goals in life. It might have been an oversight or in most cases a misuse of fact that led you to where you are now. It may also be the lack of positive energy on your part. However, there is always a way to rekindle the fire even without doing it yourself. A bolt of lightning could just hit you directly although we all know that this kind of phenomenon doesn’t occur often but there will always be a time that the fire within you will once again soar into a flame. Like a phoenix born from its own ashes.
Seth emphasizes that you can choose to do what’s in your heart. You can be an instrument of bringing real work to the world, instead of a lesser version: a version you think the market wants.
What do you have to lose?
Bring your true self to the work, your unadulterated effort, without negative self-talk and the sanding off of the interesting edges. At this point, instead of compromise, you bring us vision.
Seth goes on and say that “when we see that reality, the kamiwaza of what you’re able to do when you’re not second guessing or giving up, the odds of transformation go way up.”
You won’t get this chance again soon (unless you choose to). So go.