So, after almost 3 months of interviewing, I finally got hired by TD via reference + 2 interviews! Very happy and relieved that this phase is over.
To be honest, even though it was sort of a rash decision to leave my job, I feel like these past 3 months have really given me a lot of insight on how I should lead my life. I’ve done a lot of thinking, especially with what is important to me, and I’ve really come to embrace the philosophy that less is more. I had previously thought that I was doing as little quantifiable things as possible already, but during these few months I’ve realized that it wasn’t necessarily true.
Sure, I was playing “2 games” and “2 sports” while focusing on my health, diet, and reading habits. But in reality, even though they’re objectively just under 10 things, the amount of time that was spread out was significant and skewed. It’s not difficult to believe that people tend to spend time on things that are more enjoyable (i.e. games/sports, as opposed to career or training), and I realized that it was the case for myself as well. The ratios were not as clean and consistent as I’d liked, and I had to make a change for the better if I wanted to achieve greater things.
I think ultimately, 1 sport to truly hone in on is ideal, you can see what golf and baseball did to Michael Jordan for example. Even though he was one of the greatest basketball players of all time, even with his athletic ability, drive and learning skills, there was no chance that he could amount to the people who were already great at that sport — not to mention that his main sport, basketball, had suffered a bit because his body was forced to adapt to these different circumstances.
I feel like people should be the same way and truly mean it. Perhaps it’s a little preachy or hypocritical even, but in this point and time, I don’t really see the point in exploring new hobbies when there are already hobbies that you highly regard and are a part of your identity. Could I live my life without knowing the pleasures of skiing and scuba diving? Probably. Would it be a life changing experience? Possible. But would it become a part of my identity in the long run? Unlikely.
Just some things that I was thinking about that I wanted to express in writing.