I ran across this quotation while looking for resources for a client. Though in a book written for lawyers (The Creative Lawyer, by Michael Melcher), it applies to all of us in our work and personal lives.
“The process of creating a life that works for you does not unfold logically. It proceeds in fits and starts, involves unlearning as much as learning, and requires you to push forward amidst ambiguity. You have to act before you’re ready to act, consider that your true interests and preferences might surprise you, and defer evaluation until you have collected a lot of evidence. You have to get out into the world, seek out new experiences and connect with new people.
“I try to stick to these principles not because they’re always easy, but because I’ve learned they work.”
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