“It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off.” – Jim Rohn
Many Airmen in my military career field are highly skilled and well trained in safety. Frequently, I’m asked for advice from these young military service-members about staying in or getting out of the Air Force.
Sometimes there is no “best” answer.
At one point, years ago, I too faced this crossroad. The best advice I received during this time?
“When you choose, pursue your chosen option with everything you have.”
This mentor went on to tell me if I chose to remain in the Air Force, the worst thing I could do stay and regret it or go through the motions until retirement. And if I chose a civilian career path, l should set big goals. In either case, “be the best there is.”
Sitting on the fence is painful. It holds you back from committing and provides a path for excuses to hold back opportunities. Too many options leads to a lack of focus on what is important.
Are you delaying a choice?