Week 1 – A New Beginning
Today marks the start of a new chapter in my life. After working in a laboratory virtually all my life, I have finally realized not all those past jobs have aligned (completely) with my definite major purpose. Maybe, from a materialistic point of view, they did manage to pave my path to a happier life. Now my current position is just a giant pothole (I see in the road ahead of me) that I just cannot avoid. All I can do is grit my teeth and hope the wheels aren’t ripped off the car as I speed over them.
Fortunately, I have the choice to either forge a new path every time I wake up in the morning or keep on the same worn-out path. Sometimes we have a choice (a door magically opens) or others the door is shown to us (as we carry out of all our possessions in a box). If we are lucky, the “do-over” is on our terms. Sometimes the “do-over” is easy. Same job, different company. Other times it pushes us out of our comfort zone whether we are ready or not.
I have decided to do something totally different this time. It will require me to have faith in others and the courage to face some big fears. I will have to make my fear of failure bigger than my fear of taking action. This blog will be a story of my journey overcoming those self-imposed obstacles.