I still didn’t even know where The Path led. I realized I didn’t want my job, I didn’t want my boss’ job, and I didn’t even want my boss’ boss’ job. I was making a significant amount of money, but I wasn’t actually creating value. To be successful in this industry was not by creating value but by making your boss look good. That didn’t come naturally to me. I had already undermined my career by not putting in face time and by questioning my superiors.
So for the past year I’ve been exploring what interests me. Cooking with my wife. Long walks. Writing on a blog that no one will find. Figuring out different ways to learn. Taking online courses. Teaching my wife how to snowboard. Doing things that I think are important, not things other people tell me are important. Things that I enjoy intrinsically. Things that I think improve me or that I can improve in the world.