We’re not finished with our own series of daily crossroads, though.
We’ll always have those.
It’s just time to move on.
But I’ve enjoyed fooling around with the whole crossroads topic this week, for sure.
When you start counting all of your “this or that” decisions throughout the day, it’s astounding how many times you find yourself standing before a crossroad signpost, even if it’s only mental.
I often find myself choosing between–
what I want to do and what I should do,
what I’m good at and what I’m not so good at,
what I might mess up a little bit and what I might mess up a lot.
At least with age – all of this choosing business gets much easier.
And here’s just one of the School PR crossroads I’ve changed my mind about over the years.
It has to do with growing our personal and professional skills.
Of course, this is something that we’ve all got to do.
I’m not diminishing that.
But as our “situational awareness” ability matures, I think we develop a clearer understanding of the other path available at the crossroad, the one that’s not labeled “skill acquisition.”
And it’s this –
where you choose “to be” and with whom you choose “to be” with.
Wouldn’t you agree?
Doesn’t it seem that in the pursuit of a happy and balanced life WHERE you choose to position yourself is as important as the actual skills you choose to acquire and grow?
I am reminded about the words I heard a championship fisherman mutter in a podcast after losing a tournament trophy to a fisherman possessing vastly inferior skills.
“An average fisherman who knows where to fish,” he said, “will always beat a highly-skilled fisherman who chooses the wrong spot.”
I understand the wisdom in his observation now.
But I would’ve skipped over it before.
But maybe that’s just because I still can’t stand to get a worm on a hook!
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