When you decide you want to be the master of your future…
I want to be my own boss.
Say what you want, but those are big words. Just saying it out loud is a decision by itself. It’s an affirmation of the strength of you.
It’s the affirmation that you have decided you will dance to your own music. And come what may, you will stand firm and strong in the face of it all.
I want to be my own boss.
Hell, now say that a few times. Say it for all to hear. Feel it in your soul.
Say it for you!
From the first day, I hit the workforce, the nine to five thing, the ‘you are not you but here for us’ …I was looking for a way out.
As much as I tried, it simply wasn’t moi.
Now, before this article starts sounding like a bad rant, not all the positions I’ve held were dire. On the contrary, some were quite interesting, but still, something was muddled, incorrect, and not right…
And that had all to do with me.
Because, as much as my brain knew what I was to do, my soul was yearning for a different present. A different outcome.
That feeling of wanting to be my own master was a strength bigger than I. And, when you realize that this very personal choice you made is now a govern for your future and…
That it will not diminish until you move forward with it.
Well, it’s history in the making, like they say.
Because understand, that whatever you do, the moment you decide, you are to work for YOU and nobody else. The moment you decide, you are to create your realities and not somebody else.
Well, you have now become an entity of one and not an entity of many.
You are now your strength and asset, and your realities will never be the same. In other words, if you can see the game, then decide how to better play it for your own future.
Now, is it worth it? Is it worth following that deep desire of wanting to pursue your own path?
It’s worth everything as it’s you. And if you deny that part to go forward, there will always be that missing link in your life.
And I believe as such, as I finally moved forward in my quest in 2007.
Life at that point had thrown me a hard curve, and I had to make some crucial changes. These changes were personal, as I had given too much confidence in the working power of a partner. And in the process, I lost better control of my future because of my naivety.
This was a hard lesson to accept but one that, in retrospect, needed to happen.
So off I went, with a heavy heart, and found a position that did not fulfill my dreams, but paid the bills. That lasted about two years. Two years of aggravation, as the situation made me cringe the moment I walked in.
I had to make a choice. I could stay and live with a worsening nervous stomach condition or…
Get the hell out.
So, after a well thought out departure, I decided it was time to cut the failing umbilical cord. It was time for me to again create new opportunities.
I finally left behind all that had never worked and took my first steps. This time I was on my own, toward a future better fitted to my aspirations.
So, did it work?
Yes. And it’s still working after fifteen years.
It worked because I involved only myself in this change. It worked because it became me and not a joint venture.
It worked because, amid the chaos of my last job, I stood still and gave it the time it needed so I could move to firmer grounds. I calculated, prepared, and exited owning every step forward.
Finally, it was time to do it.
Was it easy? Is it easy?
No. No, it’s not.
But then, you are working on your terms, and that right there is worth every move forward. It’s not going to be easy, but who said it would?
What you have to do, is not second guess your choices. Do you want to be your own boss? Then own it.
Just do it, one step at a time.
It’s a leap of faith, and you have the strength to make it happen.
You do. Believe in yourself.