Hindsight is always 20/20.
It is tough to point out what would make a good life/career in life and career specifically.
This week I spent some time reading about people, their careers and their successes or lack of. Technically they were all successful until they weren’t.
It goes like this. The more successful you are at something, the more convinced you become that you’re doing it right. The more convinced you are that you’re doing it right, the less open you are to change. The less open you are to change, the more likely you are to tripping in a world that changes all the time. - Morgan Housel
One piece of advice that particularly stood out was, you’d be fine at the end of the day, so take more risks. All you have to do is avoid total ruin.
Some days ago, I butchered a negotiation - I wrote down what I was going to say. But I didn’t say it, and now I am regretting it. This is what I used to rationalise and console myself.
At that moment, you’d be terrified and full of doubt but you’d look back and laugh at those days and be glad it worked out well. In the heat of the moment, we will be tense and make mistakes. These mistakes will shape us (most times) for the better.
You make a lot of mistakes, ideally, they should be different. No two mistakes are the same. No two mistakes should be.
“No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”- Heraclitus
I find giving and receiving advice amusing. The heart wants what it wants most times and would most likely do that except when there is a huge deterrent. Advice is always to be taken with a pinch of salt. They primarily reflect the advisor’s thought process, perspective, or opinion about the topic.
At the end of the day, if you survey enough people, all the advice will cancel to 0.
Advice offers anecdotes to recall later, when you get your own experience - Naval
Few readings I enjoyed over the week