Picture yourself sitting on your porch when you’re 70.
Are you sitting alone?
Will anyone care what you did tonight? Last night? Last year?
One of my biggest fears is that as enter the twilight of my life, I will feel overwhelming sorrow that no one around me cares about my war stories from these “8pm Warrior missions” I fight every night.
I doubt I’m the only one.
You and I put our heart and soul into what we do. I see it every day.
However, if we don’t include enough other people in our adventures, we risk being that old guy or gal sitting on the porch telling stories to people who don’t remember, don’t know, or don’t care.
We risk loneliness when we become so lost in a personal war with it’s private battles, that we let everything and everyone slip away.
It’s Christmas Eve.
Go spend time with family. It’s nights like these when you fill up your future porch with more than your colleagues, partners, and clients. Let others see your battles. Share your world with the people you want on your porch when you’re older.
We sit up every night working, reading, writing, thinking, and dreaming. However, if we don’t share our life and involve others, we’re destined to be the lonely veterans of a one soldier war.
Picture your porch. Then fill it up.
8pm Warriors don’t have to do it alone.
Have a Merry Christmas,
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