Like I said in my first book, “Ignore Everybody”, everybody was has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.
Some people go their who lives without ever finding their Mount Everest, their own mountain.
Real life gets in the way: Jobs, family, Monday Night Football, retail therapy, taking selfies on Instagram, porn sites, leaving long rants in online forums, dive bars, the list is endless.
And in order to pay for all that “Real Life”, they take on jobs that have no real meaning or joy for them. Washing dishes, pushing paper around offices, whatever.
I call these people “Treadmill Consumers” i.e. people who spend their lives on the treadmill at work, just so that they have enough money to consume the latest crap.
The ONE THING I know about my readers, the one uinversal thing I know they have in common with myself is, they don’t want to be one of these poor, hapless souls.
The want find their own mountain. They want to climb it.
I guess my “mountain” was drawing cartoons (like the cartoon at the top rightfully indicates), although it took me DECADES to find that out. It was one of the most satisfying moments of my life when I told my fiancee just before I married her, “Honey, just so you know, I’m never changing jobs. This is it, this is what I do.” And that she was perfectly OK with it, Thank God.
If I have one wish for you in 2014, Dear Reader, is that you A. Find your mountain and B. Start climbing it with all vigor and determination.
That you find what you were born to do, and start doing it.
Or if you have found it already, that you stick to it. That you don’t allow the naysayers and the usual consumerist bullshit to distract your true path.
Yes, it will cost you everything. But it will also give you… everything.
Happy New Year, Everybody.