You must earn your ending. The eulogy, the bonus, the Pulitzer Prize. The day your business sells, and you retire on an island. The day you graduate from install helper to lead installer, you move from helper to technician. Customer service help desk at Home Depot to entrepreneur — your pathway, your ending, must be earned.
As a young college kid and then later as a young adult, I jumped out of an airplane. My friends and I drove to Kansas and found ourselves outside of a trailer house in the middle of a corn field. Two friendly dive instructors walked out and greeted us, with head-to-toe tattoos and long scraggly hair. We got into and airplane, rode into the sky, and we jumped out. A few years later, I found myself at the skydive center of Atlanta for my second and third jumps.