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Don't Wait For A Crisis

Don't Wait For A Crisis

Originally published 12/30/2015

During a conversation with a friend recently, he mentioned that the Chinese word for crisis is the same as that for opportunity.  While this is a bit of an etymological fallacy, it got me thinking about why we often wait for a crisis before we are willing to make changes in our lives.

A few years ago, I got divorced and left a PhD program, all in the span of a year.  It was a time of great upheaval in my life, and the experiences made me very introspective.  At first I questioned how my life had gotten to this point, confronted with failures at every turn...