- Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:10 pm
1. I agree with SR - quit cryin' - nobody likes a whiner.2. You are where you are - enjoy it or do something else.3. Do what you love and you will be successful - the older I get the more the truth to this. I've seen a lot of people head down a path that initially would appear to have limited financial rewards that have turned into a comfortable and very enjoyable life.I was a key exec with a sizable multinational and enjoyed much of what I did. I was responsible for hundreds of millions and did deals all over the world. It was a good gig - compensation way into 6 figures, huge office, large staff, jet, limos, all the shit.After a while it started to own me - too much time on the road regardless of how well I traveled, long hours, continuous pressure to perform, lack of time to do what I wanted. A couple of years ago I said enough is enough. After my last day I went home and spent a couple of days with my family then packed the car and took a raod trip alone to Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming for a few weeks. Best thing I ever did.My wife still says she likes the guy that came back from that trip a lot more than the guy that left.If you don't like what you're doing - do something else. Nothing is stopping you but your own insecurity.
You can''t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. Frank Zappa