Lessons

Don’t Miss Your Window

When I was in my twenties and leaving the first full time position I ever had for a new position at a company I’d never heard of one of the VPs listened to my concerns and told me to take the job.  She said if it didn’t work out I could always come back to my old job.  That provided me a bit of comfort but she also told me that as I people get older opportunities tend to dry up.

Now I think of this in terms of open doors in front of me.  I know now that if I do not pick one to walk through they could all close in front of me and I will be stuck in the same spot for a long time.  So now I try not to miss the window of time when the door is open.  The trick is to figure out which of the doors stay open the longest.

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