Drawing the line...
Sometimes in life you can get by in the gray area.
And sometimes you have to draw the line.
The defining moment, where everything will change either way.
This ain't easy. It never is.
Maybe that's why we have a fondness for familiarity.
It gives us control of our lives.
When mediocrity is familiarity. There is a problem.
It might not be noticeable at first..Slowly and surely, it drains away our energy and robs our passion. The feeling can be ignore for a while.
As time passes though, we start to yearn and hunger for what we miss. A decision has to be made.....either we keep moving or we change direction. A line must be drawn.
I change direction. I have resigned from my job. My last day will be on Feb 28.
Do I have another job lining up? Nope.
I have been looking from every angles. Why am I quitting? What am I looking for? Do I have enough cash to sustain me while I am unemployed? How long does it take to look for another job?
My perspecitve of my job have changed over the years. There were moments when I screamed out, I can't bear it anymore. In a way, I am glad God made me stayed. He groomed me from 'work sucks' mentality to 'let's make it better' attitude.
Before I discussed my plans with my boss, I listened to Jim Collin's opinion on career. He is the author of Good to Great, a book that I highly recommend for anyone interested in greatness.
He started off with the 3 circles in what he calls the personal hedgehog. First, find what you are passionate for. Second, find what you are genetically born to do. If you can make a living that fulfills the first two, that's your personal hedgehog. The key is not to compromise for two.
So the line is drawn. A change is made and it is time to move on.
Beyond the doubts and the uncertainty, there is also a sense of adventure. Free to be who I am and not sufferocate by mediocrity. I don't want a good career, I want a great one. Greatness, not measure by prestiege or money. But rather by the passion that fuels me and what God put me on earth in the first place. And if it makes a living..all the better.