Waking up today to NPR and BBC notifications of the act of terrorism committed in Las Vegas reminds me that life could be short and nothing is guaranteed. While I can't just get up and go an irresponsible adventure across the world, I refuse to live unhappily.
This generation is the generation that can change the status quo.
I know that, while I'm grateful for my income, I could be bringing in so much more and I can do that while keeping my current job and gaining this valuable experience.
We've all heard some elder say something along the lines of "If it's going to be worth it, it won't be easy." That has never been more true than today.
The real question is "Are you shortening your life for something that isn't going to help supplement what you bring to the table when you no longer can?"
Stop competing. Start working together, building, and watch what can come if, as opposed to a two way street, everyone’s lane builds a highway.
I do not dare speculate on what business will look like 20, 10, or even 3 years from now. But I do know that, with increased access to information, our generation has the potential to be the greatest, most philanthropic generation ever to touch the earth. We just have to embrace the fact that security has died and instead has been replaced by a reward to risk ratio.