Here's how you can begin pursuing your own career river:
- Identify your ocean. What will your legacy be? Knowing where you want to contribute will help you visualize what you can do to get there.
- Embrace variety. Accept that your career will go through fast and slow periods, and explore the many different paths available to you.
- Navigate obstacles. Sometimes it might be better to just go in a different direction than try to clear what's blocking your way, and that's fine. What matters is that you can keep going.
- Find strength in collaboration. Who has contributed to your career? How are their contributions still present in your work? And who can you help along their own journey? Look for those heading to the same ocean to strengthen your career, and see how you can support others.