January 28, 2022

The Path Is Not Linear

You begin by choosing a field or position that roughly corresponds to your inclinations. This initial position offers you room to maneuver and important skills to learn.

You don’t want to start with something too lofty, too ambitious – you need to make a living and establish some confidence. Once on this path you discover certain side routes that attraced you, while other aspects of this field leave you cold.

You adjust and perhaps move to a related field, continuing to learn more about yourself, but always expanding off your skill base. You take what you do for others and make it your own.

Eventually, you will hit upon a particular field, niche, or opportunity that suits you perfectly. You will recognize it when you find it because it will spark that childlike sense of wonder and excitement; it will feel right.

Once found, everything will fall into place. You will learn more quickly and more deeply. Your skill level will reach a point where you will be able to claim your independence from within the group you work for and move out on your own.

In a world in which there is so much we cannot control, this will bring you the ultimate form of power. You will determine your circumstances.

As your own Master, you will no longer be subject to the whims of tyrannical bosses or scheming peers.

Daily Law: You must see your career or vocational path more as a journey with twists and turns rather than a straight line.

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