I’ve been thinking a lot lately about impact. My friend Tony is getting married this Saturday. Now, four years ago, Tony was offered my current job while I was in London with TimBaird. Tony turned it down and instead worked for a company in Pennsylvania. This opened up the spot for me and had a huge impact on my life.
What would have changed?
Well, for one, I probably wouldn’t be in CT. The day that I accepted this job an opportunity opened up at GE in Lynn, MA. I wouldn’t have started any work for my MS and probably wouldn’t be doing the MBA. I would still be climbing because that started pre-CT. But I definitely wouldn’t be taking Kung Fu.
I might have a house, though houses up there are considerably more expensive than down here.
Things would be so different.
I find it fun to think about how much of our lives are decided by the decisions of others.