Late tonight I was listening to a great interview and during it, the guest on there went on to share a quote. It really kind of stopped me in my tracks, I couldn’t help but click rewind so I could hear it again:
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
– Henry David Thoreau
The guest was saying how so many people sit in offices all across the world – or not even just offices, any job – and they die that little bit more inside everyday, because they know they’re not fulfilling what they were really put on earth to do. Man… That is such a sad, yet profound, truth.
It really made me take a step back and examine my life objectively aye, provoking the question, “What am I doing, is it really what I was made for? And if not, how can I change it?”
Thank God, I’ve already seen parts of my dream come to pass and continue to see it. It sure takes a whole lot of prayer and hard work though, and there’s still so much more. But I never want to lose focus and settle for a life of just existing on Mediocre Avenue. Because the road map to that place isn’t a baton – though generically conventional, most likely comfortable and somewhat predictable – I want to pass on to anyone once my time’s up.
Mediocrity is no legacy.
I want to truly live … and make sure I never stop living.