Opportunities as parking spots

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.