Perhaps you’ve seen the legendary New Yorker magazine cartoon that depicts a man standing before two doors, seemingly perplexed. One door is labeled “Heaven” and the other is labeled “Books About Heaven.”
Pick just about any topic you say you are passionate about. Happiness. Innovation. Marriage equality. Immigration reform. Customer experience. Climate change. Being a better parent. Eating healthy. Whatever.
If you are anything like me, sometimes it’s easier to be preparing to go do something meaningful than to actually wholeheartedly embrace the thing we say we want. If I just research a bit more, I tell myself, I will really be prepared when the time is right.
But there is no perfect time.
We have to start before we are ready.
We have to do the work, rather than just read about the work.
Our own version of heaven is here right now, if we are willing to see it and embrace. And if we are willing to start.