The Deep End

This Week I read up on the section called Deep End. This section talks about taking risks and not always taking the safe and easy route. With life it isn’t all about doing the bare minimum and playing it safe. Trying to cruise by in life by doing only what is needed of you. Also doing what you are comfortable with. This section has a story of a person who decided to take that leap of faith by accepting a new job that took him out of his comfort zone. He met with the CTO and CEO of the company he worked at and they wanted him to go to Lagos to work with a contract there and Lagos was rated the 3rd most dangerous city in the world and this would scare away a lot of people however he decided to go. When he started working there it was supposed to be a 3 month job however he stayed for nearly 2 years helping the client. He doesn’t regret taking that trip and because of the trip he has been all-over the west African country and now he is working in London. Because of the risk he took it opened his world by being able to experience different opportunity and meeting new people and go to new places. We can learn a lot from this because in life working on projects for companies we will not be doing things that we like all the time. There are going to be times that we would have to work on projects that take us out of our comfort zone and ask us to learn a new library or a new language and we would have to throw out everything we know and accept the fact that things change. Sooner or later we are going to have to make those hard decisions. But sometimes those hard decisions are just a test of our will to be able to move past those barriers that we have set in front of ourselves and to overcome the obstacles to become better and open new opportunity for ourselves. I think I will take this lesson with me in the future because there are going to be times that I am comfortable working at where I am at but when a new opportunity comes up where it asks me to move ½ way around the world and to work a new team. I will look back on this section and maybe take that opportunity and hopefully it would let me experience something new.

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