POM: April 7
Mentors. They are sometimes early in our life. Sometimes they arrive too late. A cautionary tale offered by Timothy Murphy.
For Robert Francis
Had I known, only known when I lived so near, I'd have gone, gladly gone foregoing my fear of the wholly grown and the nearly great. But I learned alone, so I learned too late.
If we heeded this sort of wisdom then life would have been better all round!
I don’t think I ever let fear get in the way of my goals, but I’ve sure wasted my time pursuing a lot of dead ends. My professional life can sometimes feel like a suburb of cul-de-sacs.
Cul-de-sacs allow easy u-turns, plus no brick walls to run into.