To keep our warrior spirit strong and our careers evergreen, we need new opportunities and goals to pursue, we must keep casting our nets. How many times have you stumbled across an opportunity that showed up through casual conversation, a conference, chance meeting, book, show, class or some other experience that could have changed your trajectory? If we stay engaged, open, keep asking questions and let go of the fear of trying, we maximize our catch. We won’t catch anything if we keep our net in the bucket and sit on the dock, swinging our legs in the breeze and watching the fish dart around.
Tricia is a good friend who is preparing to leave a stable, structured government job she’s had for many years to pursue another way to serve that has no clear path save the one she creates. I’m so proud of her because although she is nervous, she’s on fire with excitement and staying open to the possibilities ahead, trusting in the process. And the more open she has been, the more answers she is catching, and her path is becoming clearer by the week – that’s how it works.
We never know what exciting things we may haul in from around us. So, keep casting your net, wide and often, and make sure you let go with both your arm and your teeth!