Most of the time, a journey is better shared when it’s over. In hindsight, it’s easier to put the pieces together and to connect to the dots.
A journey does not always involve walking on a straight and smooth path. There are curves and rough roads and hills and valleys. There are things that work and things that don’t. Most importantly, there are valuable lessons to be learned along the way.
As I tried chronicling my journey to finding work that matters (online), I came to a realization that I could no longer share my journey with you as I go along.
Firstly, I could not sustain it. There were days in my journey when all I had to do was simply to look and apply for work. I simply had to take action. There were days when I couldn’t find any lesson in what I’m doing. I simply had to do it and have fun along the way.
I wanted each blog post to be filled with lessons, but there is plenty of waiting in the journey and I might end up forcing the lessons I learned.
Secondly, I felt that my journey to finding work that matters would be better shared when it’s over—when I finally land a job. By doing so, I can look in hindsight to write a better, more cohesive story. I can put the pieces in my story where they fit instead of sharing them with you as they happen.
Instead of sharing with you everything I’m doing, I thought it would also be better to filter them and just share with you what worked and the lessons I learned along the way.
Hindsight is a power thing to have. And things always seem to be better in hindsight.
As Steve Jobs said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.”
Are there things in your life that do not seem to be working? Just keep moving forward. When you look in hindsight, you will understand how the pieces fit in the puzzle.
P.S. Starting today, I will be writing and posting on the blog everyday again. But, I’m truly sorry, especially to my subscribers, that I wasn’t able to post during the last seven days. I wasn’t able to keep my end of the bargain (again). Thank you for still being there. The best is yet to come.