The Perfect FitSept. 12, 2021
Keys and locks work in a binary fashion. If you have a key, but you don’t know what lock it opens, then that key isn’t somewhat useful, it’s 0% useful. A key either works or it doesn’t.
People sometimes talk about jobs as if they are locks.
- I’m still looking for the right job.
- I’m waiting to be put on a good project.
- When I’m surrounded by the right people, then I can really start making a difference.
By all means, pay attention to what you like and don’t like. It may help you carve out a career you love.
But if you’re waiting for the perfect fit before you really get to work, before you sink your teeth in and give it your best, then a lot of people are going to miss out on what you have to offer.
And that perfect project or job? It’s not something you find. It’s something you create. By showing up every day and doing great work while the next door to open becomes more clear.