Pick a Lane

bus laneAt a certain point you have to make a choice.

You might be good at a lot of things, but you can’t pursue two things at once. Our brains weren’t designed for this.

I know other people have used this phrase before, but I attribute “pick a lane” to Joe Calloway, author of Be the Best at What Matters Most.

Read it.  It’s a phenomenal book.

It helped me to focus on my passion and go for it.

Another important lesson to remember is: Don’t worry about picking the wrong lane.  First, if you’ve done the homework of winnowing down your choices, you really are picking between 2 or 3 legitimate choices.  No losers here.

Second, trust that your interests, passions, and strengths naturally develop and mature over time.

What you consider a lane right now will probably look different 5 years from now.

I hope it does! It means you’re growing, improving, and seeing things in a totally new way!

This means you’ve progressed in your journey.  Different view.  New perspectives.

But step #1: you need to pick a lane.

You won’t progress in your journey until you pick a lane.

 

2 thoughts on “Pick a Lane

  1. (If you see this comment twice it’s because I thought it didn’t post the first time!) I picked my lane last week. I quit my 9-5 job to pursue a career in writing and editing. I’ve never been happier in my daily life. It’s a struggle for sure – thank God for my husband’s job – but I know it was the right thing. Your book helped push me and this post just continues to help affirm my decision! Thanks.

    • Sue!

      Congrats on making the leap!!

      I’m thrilled for you. More importantly, I’m excited because you have the skill and talent to do wonderful things. So it’s not a matter of “can” you do it – you can. It’s going to come down to persistence and consistency.

      Please keep me posted on what small steps you’re taking next.

      -Phil

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