Maybe your work doesn’t matter much. Maybe you’re not working to solve important problems in the world. Maybe you don’t get to work alongside a team you believe in.
If that’s the case, please make one of two decisions:
1) Change your working reality as fast as humanly possible.
2) Dedicate every ounce of energy you have to building a remarkable home life for your family (and look at your day job as a simple source of funding).
But choose. Please choose one or the other. Because if you do neither, well, you’re abdicating your responsibility to a world that needs you.
If you’re convinced not everyone can do work that matters… then make your family your life’s work. And do it on purpose.
Thanks to my Dad for the inspiration for today’s post. He dedicated the majority of his working years to raising my brother and I. I’m a fundamentally different (and better) person than I would have been if he hadn’t.