Everyone is looking for the “right answer” or step by step instructions.
Most things in life come with neither in my experience. Just options.
The key to building a business or a meaningful career, amongst other things, is getting comfortable with a lack of “right answers” and moving forward anyway.
Any step by step instructions you find along the way are just one person’s opinion on how to accomplish a goal (including my writing).
In the beginning of any new endeavor, it can be nice to have a set of instructions because it helps you get started. But eventually you realize there are only made up answers, so you might as well have some fun and make them up yourself.
Once you learn something well enough to be comfortable making up your own answers & calibrating our compass, everything gets more interesting.
So hurry up and get good, would ya? We need more people who know how to use a compass and less people looking for instructions from others. You don’t need a map, you need a compass.
Thanks to Seth Godin for the inspiration for today’s post.