I was recently listening to a podcast by Joanna Penn, and she offered some advice that has really stuck with me, so I thought I’d share it with you.
She said that when you’re thinking about what you want out of your career, to choose between three things: freedom, fame, or fortune. Then, after you make that decision, focus your efforts toward that particular goal.
I chose—choose—freedom. Freedom to build my career as I want it, rather than to rely on someone outside of myself to make those decisions. Which is why, in part, I both independently publish and work with a traditional publisher.
However, the desire for freedom also applies to my everyday life, including my religious goals.
And I’m happy with that.
But lately, I’ve had a little struggle.
Have you seen the movie, The Sound of Freedom? I haven’t yet, but I expect—hope—I will. Eventually. Maybe even today.
But I’m a little afraid to watch it. I tend to get really emotionally caught-up in traumatic events. Sometimes to the point that it’s hard for me to get over them. But I do believe I should watch that movie and learn from it. And do what I can to help stop human trafficking and the related loss of freedom for all.
So that means I should watch it, shouldn’t I? Fresh courage take and all that?
I hope I can . . . I hope I can . . .
News update–I did watch it, and I’m glad I did. I even survived.