So many doors are now open to lead, create, and connect; to do work that matters, that's meaningful; to be missed when we are gone. And that obligation is so strong, we don't have any choice but to embrace it.
Here is a piece that business visionary Seth Godin shared at an intimate gathering of aspiring entrepreneurs, creatives, and leaders:
You are not your career.
Your ability to follow instructions is not the secret to your success.
You are hiding your best work, your best insight, and your best self from us every day.
We know how much you care, and it's a shame that the system works overtime to push you away from the people and the projects you care about.
The world does not owe you a living.
But just when you needed it, it has opened the door for you to make a difference.
It's too bad that so much time has been wasted. But it would be unforgivable to wait any longer.
You have the ability to contribute so much.
We need you.
Go make a ruckus.