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Grit and the power to adapt

  • Winners quit fast and often when a plan is not a good fit. The sunken cost fallacy might try to sway our decisions, but the “willingess to jetisson” (quit and switch paths when they are no longer a quality match for us) is a key trait for late specialization and success.
  • We can only maximize our “match quality” - a measure of how much a job fits our aptitudes and desires - through actual sampling, not just introspection.
  • People have a “end of history illusion”, thinking that they have changed a lot in the past but will no longer change much, which makes them more rigid in their career path choices, being inclined to aim for early specialization to get a head start. However, this “plan-and-implement” versus “test-and-learn” approach doesn’t always lead to our most successful, or happiest, life.

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