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Go That Way Really Fast…

Famous movie line from John Cusack in Better Off Dead:

“”Go that way… really fast. If something gets in your way… turn”

When we’re in transition (new job, no job, marriage, divorce, new baby, etc.) we get lots of advice from well-meaning friends and family members. They usually suggest taking time to asses all your alternatives. Now I’m not opposed to taking time to think but…

I notice that a lot of people use thinking as a way to block action.

Let me say that again. If you are unhappy, if you are stuck, if you don’t know what the next step should be… take action. Go fast. Really fast.

I like this article titled, “On Gen Y Careers… Go That Way.” It encourages young people to try lots of things; lots of different things. It’s great advice and it comes naturally to millenials.  For those of us that are not 20- somethings, we can follow this advice too.

I have had 5 careers. Every job I landed, I took because the position held great learning opportunities for me. In looking back, I should have changed more not less. I could have had more mentors if only I’d asked. I did a lot but I was afraid and perhaps, so are you. Go really fast, if something gets in your way, turn!

Photo credit: Mansoor

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