So many of us have been brain-washed to frame our careers as "passions" or "vocations." That could be exactly why we, a nation of sports addicts, fail to apply the same game planning we observe in, say, football to getting a job, holding a job, landing a promotion on the job, and hustling for a better job.
Instead of developing play books from the get-go in college, we hide from that strategic reality. We distract ourselves with having fun, chasing sex, exploring the inner self, worrying about the future in an abstract way, and having nervous breakdowns.
Me? I have been among those duped by "vocation." I saw my mission as being an effective scribe for those who had message bigs.
When did I shift to a game plan? During The Great Recession. It's now all about making the winning moves.