My dad tells the story of when he was walking with his dad. My Grandfather had retired and had cancer and was in the last 6 months of his life. He worked in the paper mill in south Louisiana and Alabama for 30 + years and as they were walking my dad asked him if he had always wanted to work in the paper mill.
My grandfather looks at my dad and said “A truck Driver….I always wanted to be a truck driver”
My dad looks at him and says “well, why didn’t you do it?”
“You know what son, I got married to your mother and then we had your brother and I had to go to work, and I never really got around to it” and that was pretty much to end of the conversation.
Not too long ago, I was talking to my dad about a business venture that would be looked upon as somewhat risky at least for my dads thought process. He is a play it safe type of guy.
Then after he tells me that story he looks at me and says “you know what son, I don’t want you to be at the end of you life living in regret because you were afraid to go after something you truly loved and truly believed in.”
Those words resonate in my mind on a daily basis, and have been part of the reason MealFit is what it is today. That conversation has helped me look at my life and say “You only live once, don’t let fear of failure and the attractiveness of playing it safe get in the way of pursuing my dreams.”
Remembering you are going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
Go after your dreams….Life is too short.
Have a great day.