For those of you who have had the experience of chasing after or trying to get to the last bus stop of the evening, this should help you reminisce about the experience. It wasn’t fun but the reward of catching it was worth all the effort. Besides, nobody wants to be stranded late at night or have to walk all the way home. You can say today we have Uber or Lyft but for many of us, it was the last bus.
We put lots of effort into running to the bus stop or waving the driver or waiting in the cold. There is a hint of desperation in the effort. One thing is clear, all passion is wrapped around catching the last bus.
For most of us, we don’t treat our work or our goal as the “last bus at midnight”. We procrastinate, deliver half-hearted effort, talk about it and doubt our own desires. Once we commit to our goal or our vision as if it were the last bus at midnight and our life depends upon it, how much change would there be in the passion and focus to accomplish it? I encourage you to shift your thinking about what you want out of life. What vision or goal of yours would you go after as if it was the last bus? The focus on getting that bus prevents distraction, time-wasting activities (you can’t waste time when you are running to catch a bus) and fears. We tend to run for the bus no matter whether we think we will make it or miss it, we go for it.
I encourage all of you to stay on the course and re-passion your efforts as if your goal was everything. What must you stop doing and start doing to accomplish it? These times require a commitment to ourselves and a trust that we can depend on ourselves The ride home is worth it!
One of your best posts and definitely my favorite.
You’re right on the spot. I needed to hear your message and stop procrastinating. I was very focused for a while, but life got in the way and distracted me. It’s time to get back on track.
Nothing like catching the last. Takes all your energy and focus. Thanks for writing Stephen.
Amen. I love the metaphor and the message… a great motivator. Thank you.