My friend Sean had a dream. He dreamed of getting paid well to do something he loved for a company that was making a profit, as well as a difference in the world. Related: This Theory Of Awesomeness Leads To Your Dream Job He wanted a fun work environment with people like him, and he knew his dream was possible because he had several role models who had already achieved it. (Note: Read to the bottom to find a free resource that’ll help you achieve your dream)
The Giant MythBut there was one thing holding Sean back. A myth - ingrained in him from an early age - that said he didn’t have enough experience, and therefore couldn’t do it. Sean believed this myth so much that he didn’t even try to get his dream job. He figured that it would never happen - so why bother?
The “Normal” ResultSo, what happened to Sean? Nothing. He got a different, “normal job” that paid the bills and he didn’t hate it too much. He started a family he loved, and worked every day of his career as a pretty happy guy - though he always had in the back of his mind the question… What if?
The Cost Of SettlingOne day, when Sean was just a week away from retiring, he was sitting on his porch scanning the Internet, and he came across this quote:
“Hell would be if God were to show me things I could have accomplished if only I had believed in myself.”It really struck a chord with him. Sean sat there and reflected on the idea - and noticed it bringing up the old feelings he had whenever he wondered what could have been… Finally facing them, Sean realized with sadness that he missed his opportunity years ago. However, being just one week away from retirement, he quickly saw a new door opening that would allow him to finally pursue what he loves, and make the difference in the world he envisioned. Within a minute, Sean decided. He was going to retire, and immediately start learning how to become a public speaker. He always had a passion for moving people with his words, and he wouldn’t let his true dream slip away another day.
- Unknown Author (that one)