Have you ever stopped and thought about why you are doing what you are doing? Is there a method to your madness? I have had that epiphany many times in my life and once again, it struck last December.
I was sitting in my apartment listening to the ocean and had just finished a conference call discussing a start-up I was working on. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
We were having fundraising issues, management issues and shareholder issues. We knew we had a viable business model and if it could work, then it would take off like a rocket ship!
Then it hit me… that voice in the back of my head that told me it was time to pivot. I had listened to it many times in the past and it has guided me through some very tough decisions I have had to make in life. Some were business related, some were relationship related and some were family related.
All I know is this: over the years, I have learned to listen to that “voice”. Sometimes in the beginning of making a hard choice I wondered if I had made the right choice. Then, a few months or even a few years later, I realized that if I didn’t make a particular choice I had made in the past, I would be in a much different position in my life.
The voice this time told me it was time to stop putting off something I had wanted to do for a very long time. Many times I had seen and read on the news and other information outlets of people traveling to many other parts of the world and helping those less fortunate. I thought to myself that if I ever had the chance to do that, I wouldn’t hesitate and make the leap… So I did!!
I put my money where my mouth was and made the decision to volunteer my time where I felt it was needed most. Once I made that decision, my next step was to find out when and where it would fit for me to donate my time and talents. I asked a few friends if they knew of any volunteer opportunities, and one of my friends gave me a website: www.misionmexico.org
Fast forward a few months to now as I am finishing up visiting my family before I leave for Mision Mexico and I realize that less than one week from today, I will be in Tapachula, Mexico starting my next journey of helping those less fortunate than me or you.
I will be continuing my journey of life and I couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds…
Are you living the life you dream of? If so, good for you! If not… why not? We only have one life to live…