Thursday, August 30, 2012
Opportunity doesn't always knock...
It's one of those things, even though you know it's coming, you don't really think about it until it slaps you in the face and you realise just how much work there is to do - and basically you're it.
The thing is, the two of us have always been on the same page with our belief that life is too short and that you have to seize every opportunity with two hands, despite the fact that it might scare the absolute beejeezus out of you.
You have to do things even if they scare you stupid. You know - feel the fear and do it anyway. It may go absolutely belly up, but better to have done it and learnt from it, than to not do it and spend the rest of your life wondering and regretting not doing it.
My boss is only 16 days older than me and he always says the things that happen for him are only 16 days away for me, including illnesses, shitty days and happy days. I think I'll pass on any of the BIG life changes that he's contemplating, but when opportunity comes my way in 16 days I'll be sure and have the welcome mat out and the door ajar so that I don't miss it.
Sometimes we all need a shake up, a chance to stir up the status quo and create our own 'scary' moments so that we don't get stuck in ruts and following the same routines and patterns every day.
So, if you could make a 'scary' moment happen, what would you do?
My scary moment, I would quit my job tomorrow and take up writing full time. I would also do so while travelling around the world. Probably better in my mind than in reality.
Posted by Fiona Biedermann