JOURNEY TO THE LOCKED DOOR BY KYLE FISCHER
Society has become rooted in certainty and planning.
What does the outline for your paper look like?
What college do you plan to apply to?
What is your major?
What does your schedule look like next semester?
What career do you want for the rest of your life?
Those who respond with definite answers have their lives together. The rest are viewed as directionless wanderers.
I have always been certain and planned accordingly. I discovered and have pursued my passion for business since freshman year of high school. I worked for the grades to get to Miami. I created my four-year plan, and I invested in my lofty goals.
The question that is not asked is what happens when it all falls through? When you arrive at the front step, reach for the door knob, and find it to be locked.
Some may not experience this phenomena to the same degree, but there is the frustratingly redundant task of making plans only to see the door you’ve been running towards shut after the run to get there.
The front door experience led me to believe that there are two ways to lead a life. Insanity or iteration.
Making plans the same way and expecting a different result or changing how the plans are made to apply the lesson learned. As Stephen Covey said, “To know and not to do is not to know”.
This time, I choose iteration.