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?
For me, one of my biggest fears is that near the end I will feel overwhelming sorrow that no one around me cares about my war stories from these “8pm missions” I fight for every night.
I doubt I’m the only one. Someone else must feel the same way.
We put our heart and soul into what we do and if we don’t include enough other people in our adventures, we risk being that old guy (or gal) on the porch telling stories to people who don’t remember, don’t know, don’t care. We could end up lonely because we got so lost in our private war that we let everything, everyone slip away.
It’s Christmas Eve.
Go spend time with family. Its nights like these when you fill up your porch with more than your colleagues, partners, and clients. Include others in your battles. Share your world with the other people you want on your porch.
We sit up every night working, writing, blogging, reading, thinking, dreaming. But if we don’t share it, don’t include others, we’re destined to be the lonely veterans of a one soldier war. Picture your porch.
8pm Warriors don’t have to do it alone.
Make it a Merry Christmas.