I wanted to share this blog post because of the perspective shift it gave me the first time I read it.
I used to work offshore on drilling rigs where I was away from my family for at least 8 months a year, usually more. If I were to work out there from when I was fresh out of college at 21 until retirement at 65, I would have spent 29.33 years on drilling rigs.
That is 1/3 of my life – a significant chunk.
The article shines light on the fact that our time here if short and in the grand scheme of the universe…pretty insignificant. 10,000 years from now, do you think anybody is going to care what you did? Do you think it will matter that you woke up every morning and did a job you weren’t passionate about? If you submit to that you are only cheating yourself.
Life is short, spend as much time as possible with the people who are important to you, give back, and fear nothing.