It was a Tuesday.
We got the notice.
My daughter’s cheerleading team is going to nationals.
You would think I would be excited.
But I shrugged.
The competition takes place midweek in Orlando.
That meant I would have to take time off.
I recently launched a business.
I have employees to manage.
Clients to serve.
The timing wasn’t good.
Reluctantly, I searched for flights.
To minimize time away, I booked flights that arrived right before and departed right after the competition.
My daughter asked, “do we have time to visit a theme park?”
She’s always wanted to go to SeaWorld.
I told her, “I am sorry, but no. I have to get back to work.”
Then she asked, “aren’t you the boss?”
I said, “yes.”
Then she inquired, “what’s the point of being the boss if you can’t take off?”
I felt like I got hit over the head.
Why was I in such a rush to get back?
I have a great team.
Clients are happy.
The business will still be there.
But, my daughter is growing up.
Her interests are evolving.
We may not have the same opportunity to experience a theme park.
I changed the flight and bought SeaWorld tickets.
Now, I can’t wait for the competition.
It put things in perspective.
Sometimes we get so busy chasing success; we forget why we’re chasing it.