Left or right? Big Mac or Chalupa? Snooze or not snooze? Daily life is all choices. Generally, people navigate without agonizing over decisions they’ve made or even that they did make a decision. But occasionally, people are faced with red light situations: stop-and-think choices that will impact the direction of one (or many) lives.
While marriage, genetic testing for diseases and some spending decisions rank pretty high on the impact scale, our focus here is career planning, so we’ll keep our conversation around that. Which brings to mind the first rule in career planning decision making: this is not a genetic test, marriage or purchase of a Lamborghini. A career planning mistake is rarely catastrophic. When deciding where to go next in your career, keep your perspective in check.