As one saga of my life comes to an end, I am excited to enter a new period. What is this saga you may ask? Allow me to explain.
First and foremost, I do believe life is fluid. We make decisions in the moment regardless of many factors and are simply making things up as we go along. Life is a combination of choices and the outcomes of those choices is what determines our status and perspective.
Nonetheless, I think in hindsight we can often bracket decisions or groups of decisions. That is what I am doing now.
I am looking back on the past few years of my life and thinking how would I characterize or summarize the intent and outcomes of my choices. This is valuable for me in that viewing things holistically allows me to gain a bird’s eye view into how my choices affect my outcomes over a semi-long period of time (a few years).
You may have noticed that over the past few months I have been writing more and more about how “soon” I will do x thing. Soon I will focus I say. Soon I will change this I say.
What am I talking about?
I do not want to sound like an infomercial, so hyping up a future state of mine is probably not what I want to be doing. Rather, I say soon because I know something is coming.
I know that, in the past few years, I have been actively in a state of what I call rapid exploration.
I am digging. Digging hard. I am trying things. Failing. Meeting people. Losing. Winning small.
I am widening my T’s, acquiring surface-skills, and building a network. I am working on things i find interesting but generally tackling low-hanging fruit. I do lots of things at once versus one thing at a time.
I say soon because I know this will inevitably change.
This is the new saga – one of focus, simplicity, and efficiency. This is what I know must come. This is the evolution I want to and need to make. The question, for me, is not really how but more likely when.
As I keep saying, when will I get serious? When will i commit to this?
I am not sure if it will be a switch I turn or if more a slow transition.
I am not sure if it will take 1 day or 6 years.
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