'Some journeys are direct, and some are circuitous; some are heroic, and some are fearful and muddled. But every journey, honestly undertaken, stands a chance of taking us toward the place where our deep gladness meets the world's deep need.'
- Parker Palmer
Translated into Widget Thinking:
Do what makes me glad - Weekend Widget.
Find someone who needs my Weekend Widget enough to pay for it.
Mind the gap. Jump.
Weekend Widget becomes Weekday Widget.
Most of us go about it the other way around.
We want independence, food, shelter, status. We find a boss who pays us - it doesn't really matter what to do and enjoying it is a bonus after all it is called 'work' - to fund these needs. Which leads us to dependence.
We pine for our Weekend Widget - our deep gladness. While the world is denied the benefit of our honestly undertaken journey.
Stop blaming the boss.
Stop blaming the bank.
Begin the journey.
The world needs you.