I want to share some advice that I’ve heard recently from someone I trust to give me advice, Seth Godin. I wish we had more time and contact for me to give it more context. But this quote will have to do for now.
“You are not your career.
“You’re 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.
“Now go and make a ruckus.”
Don’t wait for the word go; do it. Do it now!