Today is my official last day at Fundera / Nerdwallet.
For the first time in my life, I have absolutely no clue what will come next. This is a new experience for me and it fills me with anxiety. But I am eager to learn how to explore and embrace the uncertainty.
When I was a teenager I played tennis competitively. I was a nutcase and would regularly throw tantrums and break rackets when I lost. I saw a sports psychologist and he told me about an ancient Chinese phrase called wu wei which he described as meaning “go with the flow.” While it’s a minor perversion of this Taoist concept, Westerners have adopted it to represent an orientation of “effortless action,” “non-doing,” or “action through inaction.” I love it and it has served me well.
As a Type-A-Control-Freak-INTJ, wu wei doesn’t always come naturally, but when it does it’s beautiful. I am ready to go with the flow.