Choosing The Must Road

Facebook reminded me of an article I shared two years ago, The Crossroads of Should and Must. It’s a well-written article that makes you re-evaluate your position and choices in life, both professionally and personally and gain a fresh perspective on things.

Although I can’t say that my decisions from that way forward were influenced completely by the article, it certainly left a lasting impression.

This is a story about two roads — Should and Must. It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — months, years, maybe a lifetime — and feels like it’s about time they gave Must a shot.

The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna

Two years in retrospect, a lot has changed in my life for the better. All of which resulted in me choosing the Must road when I had a choice — specifically by:

  • specializing professionally and picking projects that would get me closer to my long–term professional goals.
  • improving my communication and presentation skills — doing public talks in English on several conferences with largest one being WordCamp Europe.
  • exercising regularly and finishing two Tough Mudder events, several half–marathons and a full marathon.
  • surrounding myself with people that inspire me and by creating a circle of friends that would push me forward.
  • reducing my expenses so that I can reduce pressure and focus on important (to me) things in life — traveling and hobbies.

I wholeheartedly recommend you read the mentioned article and rethink your choices when the next crossroad comes.

Hint, you can choose the Must roadtoday.