#60: Space & Time for Direction
I don’t know yet, but I will find it
At the beginning of this semester, I told my professor I’m quitting everything I can and exploring a whole new domain of business. The professor asked me: “What is your business idea?” I said: “I don’t know yet, but I will find it.” He proceeded to berate me for my inconsistency, arrogance, and naïveté.
There is a fundamental problem with how I am supposed to have a concrete idea of what I am doing without sufficient exploration. Finding direction is a task that needs space and time. Leadership and self-leadership take time. To carefully choose what I will do is just as important as executing it later. Taking charge of finding my direction is a courageous venture: I will need to fight off pangs of guilt, and be fine feeling starved of external reward. So I ask myself:
Have I given myself space and time to define my true direction?
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