Today, I learned – not learned really – but was able to affirm something we’re all told about life: You’ve got to know what you expect from it.
Too often in my past, I made decisions without referencing them against my deepest desires. That can make for an unfulfilled existence, and also have us quest in the wrong direction.
Today, I was presented with an opportunity and had to admit at the end of the meeting that we’re probably a poor fit. My goals for the role, it seemed to me, were somewhat at odds with their goals.
I was able to quickly ascertain this, as I have a map, and when I layered this opportunity on it, I saw that we’re heading in different directions. Damn!
My expectations going into the meeting were that we were aligned. I can’t say that any longer.
As much as there’s disappointment, there’s also gratitude. In order for a door to open, another may need to close.