Aug 26, 2020
This episode is about how, as we make choices in life, we often have to choose between two equally attractive paths with incomplete information and uncertain outcomes. Career choices are like that; life choices are like that. And often the choices feel limiting, like we are boxing ourselves in, closing off opportunities for our future selves.
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood/And sorry I could not travel both,” wrote the late poet Robert Frost in his poem, The Road Not Taken.
But life’s a marathon, not a sprint. We have long careers and long lives. There may be several segments to our careers, so we don’t have to do everything all at once. We can, make small iterative changes. We can experiment, test, and correct course. We can focus on developing your abilities in the direction of your talents. We can stop worrying about winning awards or being high profile and instead focus on being so good we can’t be ignored. Finally, we can remember to have fun. Life is short, after all.
If it’s not fun, why do it?