“Most people will choose the route that is safe and secure because that is the normal choice. Normal, expected choices lead to a very normal life and career. A remarkable career is available for everyone willing to give him or herself permission to choose the unexpected and deviate above the norm.”
Owen Roberts, GM Microsoft Licensing
A powerful message, a message that should resonate with many, but sadly won’t. Perhaps some naturally select a more complex route, one where the outcome is not so well defined. And, based on my subjective views it would appear those who chose this remarkable path, for them the journey began when they learned something new. They heard a message, listened to a mentor, attended an event—they put themselves in a position to learn something remarkable!
How about you? How long has it been since you’ve done something remarkable in your career? How long has it been since you’ve chosen the path less travelled, made a decision that ruffles feathers, made a conscious choice to learn something new that will change a behavior or thought?