“Midlife is typically the period, not of achievement, but of realization, and it should be the period of fulfillment.” ”“ from A Joseph Campbell Companion
Well, I’m going to be 40 next year so I guess I am coming into what people refer to as mid-life. I don’t have a new, unquenchable desire for a sports car (that’s been with me since I was 16) but I do have a new vision of what life is supposed to be about.
Take I ”“ The Pursuit of Achievement
The last 24 years of my life I have been interested in only one thing, making money. I didn’t really care how I did it as long as it was legal. I would come up with a new idea every other week to make money.
A couple of years ago I realized that although I was making a lot of money I wasn’t truly happy. I enjoy my job because I make lots of money not because I love what I do.
Take II ”“ The Pursuit of Happiness
One day, while I was working on yet another money-making idea of mine, my wife asked me a rather simple question. “If you had all the time and all the money in the world, what would you want to do each day?” The answer came without much thought which is how I know it’s the right one. “I love marketing, especially using internet tools like web sites, newsletters and blogs and I would love to work with small business owners to improve their marketing.”
At that point I began to re-engineer my life.