Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.
Planning for Luck?
No, planning and preparing for luck isn't like Dancing About Architecture. It's about directing your energy towards the things you can change while remaining resilient and open to the opportunities that present themselves.
Prepare to Expand Your Life
Are you spending your time, money, and energy, or investing those resources your own future? How are your past and your environment preventing you from achieving and doing more?
Uncover Blind Spots
It's the "Uncomfortable Party" principle: your next celebration should include guests who don't know each other and disagree on big issues. You should be able to explain your idea to anyone, not just your close friends. What you don't know can hold you back.
The Small Things
We don't always realize why things aren't working or what needs changing. Thriving throughout constant change requires directing your energy where it's actually useful.
Things aren't clicking. Emails aren't answered. Pitches are ignored. Part of directing energy where it's most useful is to get unstuck. Get flexible.