A lot of my personal goals are filled with fear. Fear of what would people think, or what if I fail. What if my goal is just another one of those things I thought about, but never did anything to make it happen. Seth Godin emphasized this point in his blog, which can be read here.
“Excitement about goals is often diminished by our fear of failure or the drudgery of work. If you’re short on passion, it might be because your goals are too small or the fear is too big. Do a job for a long time and achieve what you set out to achieve, and suddenly, the dream job becomes a trudge instead. The job hasn’t changed–your dreams have. Mostly, though, it’s about our fear. Fear is the dream killer, the silent voice that pushes us to lose our passion in a vain attempt to seek safety. While you can work hard to dream smaller dreams, I think it’s better to embrace the fear and find bigger goals instead.”
I don’t know how many months or years I have left to make a difference. As Mark Driscoll states, “Do you want to make a point, or make a difference?” I want my efforts to make a lasting difference in those I work with. I do not want to be caught up in a fog of details or trivia that will make no lasting difference if the details are taken care of or not.