Sadly, many former employees, obedient to, and fearful of, boss and organisation, found this a path to unemployment. Indeed, they dominate the ranks of the unemployed according to American marketing guru and author, Seth Godin, who advocates more risk-taking and less obedience.
He also says we should take control of our destinies rather than waiting to be told what to do. "More people are unemployed today because they followed instructions," he says.
Godin also states that we all have moments of genius and inspiration within us and can use these to change ourselves, thereby also making a difference to others, and organisations, when we do.
Fear is almost always what holds us back!
This may not be news to regular readers of these Passion Points to Ponder. For almost 10 years we've been urging our readers to conquer their doubts and fears and pursue their passion along the pathway of purpose. It's a message that predates these Passion Points too: participants in our Programs and audiences have been hearing this from Charles for the past 17 years.
The re-statement of this message by the best-selling Seth Godin, through his new book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? reminds us that the pathway to purpose and passion can be an uncomfortable, scary and lonely road.
As Godin puts it "The road to comfort is crowded and it rarely gets you there." Don't let the "Wages of Fear" stop you from finding your passion and purpose and following your dreams along a different road.
Quotes To Consider:
"Fear is only as deep as the mind allows." - Japanese proverb.
Do you find your mind blind, or kind to fear?
"The only real failure in life is the failure to try." Anon.
Are you afraid to try, does life pass you by?