On the Wall Street trading floor there is a saying: “If you get out, you can get in exactly the same way the next day, but you have a clear head.”
You’ve got to get in and take risks, but you also have to get out, reassess and modify. That, in my opinion, is how you get ahead. You may have a vision of where you’re headed, but it is never a straight line. You take a step and you reassess. That gives you courage.
It is a rare person who knows how to get where they’re going without taking lots of steps and changing course along the way. What most people are missing is the confidence to know that’s part of the journey.
(this dispatch is curtousy of a NYT interview with Joanne Rohde)