Open field running

Here’s what’s easy to find:

Multiple choice plus effort plus persistence.

We’ve been trained since birth to look for small, do-able tasks with boundaries. It seems as though our effort is better spent there, the risk and responsibility are a lot smaller.

“Don’t ask me what’s next, tell me what’s next!”

As a result, we often default to others when it comes to figuring out the boundaries and ignore the opportunities that are right in front of us.

The alternative is to draw the map instead of reading it.

Because the willingness to do this is scarce, it’s often valued quite highly. And we can learn to do it better if we practice.