One day, while I was across the room and he sat in a rocking chair, more words of wisdom were shared. He said, “Son, don’t let your career or life become that of this here rocking chair. Such a focus on comfort above all else in life makes you feel good, but you get nowhere.” This inspiration has not led me to change jobs whenever the tasks became comfortable. Rather, it has led me to frequently be available to others needs when I could have just as easily opted out by rocking away in a non-engaged comfort zone. In turn, this kind of decision could soon become a one way ticket to a self imposed oblivion. Yes, now that he has passed away, I do have my Papa’s old rocking chair in our home. However, I only use it in the evenings when a favorite program, book or grandchild demands my attention. The rest of the time I try to keep rocking on by using the talents and abilities I have been given to help my wife, family, current employer and others.