Compass, not a map

“The goal is, did you enjoy getting from here to wherever dead is? And you do that by having a compass, not a map.” | Seth Godin on careers being a sequence of things without a predetermined path – in an interview with Ryan Roslansky, LinkedIn’s CEO.

This was a wonderful excerpt from a conversation from two humans I deeply appreciate.

It was particularly resonant thanks to a conversation I had over the past couple of days about career choices. Career choices are often judged based on some predetermined and assumed map.

But there isn’t one. And even if there was, it is definitely not one custom built for the unique human you are.

Use your compass. Do the work. Enjoy the trip.