A friend recently shared how he thinks about interesting job opportunities similar to how he thinks about finding a parking spot.
As it is easy to get suckered into a zero-sum mindset, he chooses to view every interesting job opportunity that didn’t work out at this time as a parking spot that just got occupied.
There’s no good obsessing about spots that are taken. It just means it is time to drive around a bit more and find a new spot.
Who knows – it might even be better than the one we considered previously.
The analogy resonated.