The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

I think this article is right on the mark for many of us.  We have available to us an unprecedented amount of freedom.  This often leads to indecisiveness and a deterioration of our efforts into a stance of being a wandering generality rather than a meaningful specific.  I am guilty of this myself, but having a broad view also has advantages.

For those renaissance people who have difficulty reducing things down to one primary focus, I would suggest limiting yourself to no more than three.  In my case, I like to work with organizations, one-on-one and to do writing.  These are complementary and they reinforce each other as well as offsetting the challenges inherent in each path.

If you are a renaissance type, there is a good book on career called the Renaissance Soul.  If you just can’t narrow your scope, consider reading this as a way to work with rather than against your natural way of being in the world.  This latter approach I would characterize as pursuing a portfolio career.

Please share your thoughts…..

Here is another poll to consider….

 

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it made you think about what type you are and how that relates to your career fulfillment.  If you have other comments or would like to subscribe to my blog, I would love to hear from you.

About Pat

I'm an organizational development specialist, career counselor and personal development coach. My other interests are diverse, but I'm primarily concerned with helping people to lead a productive and meaningful life. I currently maintain two blogs on WordPress. One is directed more toward a business audience and the other will most appeal to the general public. My Masters is in Integral Psychology and I also attended Coaches Training Institute. I like an work in Silicon Valley and work with people from all over the world.
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