It's been on my mind lately, this idea of traction in life. Without it, any time you're knocked down, you're left scrambling on a super slick obsidian surface. If you're lucky, you're not on an incline. At least, that's how I imagine it.
Too much traction, you'll be stuck in place. Too little, and you won't be able to step forward without falling.
I suppose it amounts to experience and confidence, and in some arenas, mostly networking. Although it sometimes feels like I've had no traction in my adult work life, it's not strictly true. I just didn't like the traction I was finding because advancement opportunities were glacially slow (along with salary increases), not what I wanted to do anyway, and once dependent on dealing with a sexist idiot coworker who delighted in trying to make me look bad.
I just want a little traction to give me some direction, a bit of footing for that first step, but I reckon direction has to come first.
Two years ago on TTaT: Tagged
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