We often get stuck in a rut thinking that once we’ve made a career or life choice we have to live with it. However, as the comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal points out, we get more than one chance, and the idea that we only live once isn’t exactly true.
The idea is that since it takes about seven years to master something, we have around 11 opportunities to be great at something before we die. That’s basically 11 different lives we can lead with different specialties and skills. It’s not to be taken literally of course, but it’s a nice way to look at it.