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Throw spaghetti on the wall, and see what sticks 🍝
Many of us often find ourselves in this state of paralysis where we don’t know what to do, and so we do nothing at all. Or we default to doing what most people around us are doing because it’s the easy, low-risk option.
Whether that’s personally or professionally, is that really the best way to make decisions on how to spend your time?
Throwing the spaghetti —
I’ve always tried my hand at a lot of different things throughout my life.
At 9 or 10, I tried designing home floor plans using Microsoft Visio on my dad’s work laptop. At 12, I started playing the guitar. When I was 13, I installed Linux on the family computer and really got into tech. At 14, I started recording and creating my own music. I had a Flight Simulator phase one year (I thought I could become a pilot!). I even played a ton of Sims 3 designing houses and thought I could be an interior designer.
I’ve tried painting, enjoying the process but never being good at it. I tried football and cricket – hated both. I tried game programming – while I managed to create a version of Flappy Bird with my head instead of the bird, I didn’t enjoy it so much. I got into physics, again not something I ended up enjoying.
I was not kidding about Flappy Mayank.
After doing all of these things, when I looked back at what I enjoyed and what didn’t stick, I could sense a pattern. That’s when I got into photography → video production → writing → digital marketing — and bingo, I found something I liked enough to stick with.
It doesn’t end here though —
I’m still experimenting. The YouTube channel was an experiment. This newsletter is an experiment. I may start my career in marketing, but I may discover something else down the line and switch. Who knows?
You just have to keep throwing the spaghetti, and seeing what sticks.
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