I think about my death quite a bit.
Probably more than is healthy.
I think nearly dying when I was 8 years old did something to me, because as far back as I can remember I’ve felt this way. And, the biggest thing I think about is…
In my head, I want to regret nothing.
But, 37 years on this planet has taught me…
Nothing ever works out exactly how you want.
So, what I fixate on is…
WHAT will I regret on my death bed?
It’ll be something.
Will it eat me alive inside because it’s something ultra-important? Or, will I be able to shrug it off because of everything else I accomplished?
I don’t know.
But, that’s what gets me outta bed every day.
I guess that’s why when I was 21, I walked away from the most promising career I had. I’d just been promoted to manage my own retail store. I was good at it… really good. It paid well. And, there was lots of opportunity for growth and advancement.
I was on a fast-track to everything you’d think I wanted.
But, for me, it was a no-brainer.
I COULDN’T do it another day.
That vision of me on my death bed haunted me.
“Is this really what you wanna do with your life?”
“A shoe salesman?”
“Is THIS what you’ll be proud of the day you die?”
“Don’t you want more?”
And so, I walked away.
The journey from there to here has been a long one.
It’s been hard.
And, I’ve questioned it, at times.
But, it’s been 1000% WORTH it.
In any case, I don’t yet know what my biggest regret will be. I’ve got plenty of good candidates. But, I get up every day, busting my butt, to ensure whatever it is, it’ll pale in comparison to everything else I’ve accomplished.
That’s MY motivation.
And, hopefully, this gives you some motivation, too.
To dig deeper into your learning.
Or, finally put yourself out there to get paid.
Or, grind for that promotion.
Whatever it is.
Don’t let “not making a living as a developer”…
Be YOUR biggest regret.
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