Started reading Gordon MacDonald’s Mid-Course Correction tonight. He talks about “vital optimism” and how reality comes along and chips away at the myth and erode our dreams, until…
From living life built on great expectations, we gravitate toward a life built on little more than obligation.
He includes this poem from Ed Sissman…
Men past forty
Get up nights
Look out at city lights
And wonder why life is so long
And where they made the wrong turn.
It is a tough and dangerous thing to get to that place where the optimism ends, never to be recovered.