I don’t do it to cause a ruckus, or to make trouble for others. I do it because I’m opposed to the status quo – I have no respect for it. I have strong convictions and believe in true equality and justice for all. Nepotism is the enemy and so is the rubber-stamp freight train.
Recently, I was told that I was not welcome to participate in an organization because I rocked the boat. I was told that I needed time to reflect on my opinions and actions before my participation warranted further consideration.
Hmm… Let’s reflect on a few things…
The past year has been an absolute watershed for me. My consulting business outpaced my expectations, my mother passed away leaving me an orphan, and my wife and I bought our first home. Where has the time gone?
I have often struggled with the inner conflict of letting go. Letting go of needless baggage and unproductive thoughts. Earlier this month, after reading Tony Schwartz’s HBR blog post The Art of Letting Go, I decided it’s time to let go.
Looking back, I know exactly where my time has gone. More importantly, I know where it will go from now on: where it counts most, where it will be needed and valued (as selfish as that may seem). I’m letting go of everything else.
A friend encouraged me to take the leap and get uncomfortable. So I’m going to rock the boat and, maybe, get a little wet.
There’s no need to throw me a rope – I can swim.
To my wife and friends for riding the waves with me, thank you.
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