“If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.”
I came across this quote, and it describes well how I seem to live my life…always curious and interested in experiencing new things, I feel my focus is divided amongst a number of things. It being a native american proverb, only makes me ponder even more seriously if I’ll ever succeed at achieving my life/career goals.
There is another native american proverb, however, that gives me hope:
“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.”
Unfortunately the first proverb seems to carry more weight since it seems to be more physically evident.
My hope is that my curiosity and willingness to try new things are strengths; not weaknesses. I think it is just a matter of finding a place where these skills are truly valued.
Fortunately, I believe a career as an entrepreneurial industrial designer is an ideal place for me. I believe the career and the work will continue enabling my ability to innovate (i.e. that connect ideas from seemingly unrelated disciplines, to create new ideas/products). I hope I am right!