I have written on here before concerning how difficult it is for me to let go of things that once served me.
It’s a process for me. I’m still growing in this area. A week and a half ago, I listened to Greg McKeown, in conversation with Tim Ferris, discuss this very matter in depth, with significantly more understanding and insight than was provided in my blog post.
Anyway, one of the takeaways I had from the interview was that having too many opportunities is truly a problem for us. We often say “oh that’s a good problem to have”, but that does not negate the suffering it can bring to our lives. Even a “good” problem is still a problem.
I hope you’ll listen to the discussion those two men have.
My perspective, especially as I view my career, is certainly changing as I ruminate on their words.
What am I doing only for the sake of saving face?
What am I doing that is truly valuable, both to me and to those around me?