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Why You Should Think of Your Career Like a Dartboard

๐ŸŒˆ Abstract

The article discusses the author's perspective on approaching one's career like a dartboard, with the "bullseye" representing the "perfect" career. The author shares their own experiences of exploring different career paths and how they have learned to view career success not as a single, fixed target, but as a series of experiments and "throws" to get closer to their ideal.

๐Ÿ™‹ Q&A

[01] Why You Should Think of Your Career Like a Dartboard

1. What is the author's perspective on career success?

  • The author used to think that career success meant finding a single, perfect career that they would do for the rest of their life.
  • However, the author has since changed their perspective and now views career success as a series of experiments and "throws" to get closer to their ideal career, rather than needing to hit the "bullseye" on the first try.
  • This has taken a lot of pressure off the author's career decision-making and made the process more enjoyable.

2. How does the author describe their own career journey?

  • The author has explored various career paths, including registered dietitian, physician assistant, medical school, nutrition and metabolism, business development, and product management.
  • Despite not finding a "forever-career" yet, the author has learned important things about themselves, such as enjoying public speaking, creativity, and careful observation.

3. What are the key advantages of the author's "dartboard" approach to career?

  • It reduces the pressure to get the "perfect" career on the first try.
  • It encourages the author to try new experiences and experiments to get closer to their ideal.
  • It helps the author carve out a unique niche for themselves that is difficult to replace.

[02] Conclusion

1. What is the author's final message about career success?

  • The author emphasizes that you don't need to have your entire career figured out from the start.
  • Instead, your career can keep evolving as you learn more about yourself and what you value.
  • The goal should be to get closer to your ideal career with each "throw" or experiment, rather than trying to hit the "bullseye" right away.
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