Enthusiasm Needed

Well, guess what? None of them provided sufficient enthusiasm to continue. This is when the real panic in September was back on the drawing board, thinking about new business ideas and develop long lists of pros and cons of each. Over the coming months, I took my wife, family, friends and I crazy with dozens of career / business ideas. In the end, I was closer to making a decision. Now I knew first hand what everyone was going and was doing exactly the same, just spinning wheels.

The words came screaming through a song I heard by Colin Hay, entitled “Waiting for my real life to begin.” I was sitting at my desk looking at one of my latest lists of career, playing music in the background. Repeated a verse that describes how I felt at that moment, “Do not you understand, I have a plan, I’m waiting for my real life to begin.” Then I realized that I was not being productive, but it confuses me to be busy, two completely different things. What was missing in my life was accountability. When put in a situation where all decisions are yours, it’s easy to change your mind. Who will call you on it? You can rationalize until the end of the earth, why he did or did not do something. Fortunately, at that time I was hunting career, bookstores were flooded with new titles that deal with this problem exactly. I found a book by Po Bronson, entitled “What should I do with my life.” While reading the book will not provide an immediate solution, it does point me to a website with other people in my situation.