My husband and I are puzzlers. We love the challenge of a 1,000 piece puzzle, especially if the picture appeals to us. On our first holiday date, New Year’s Eve to be specific, my husband invited me over for a special dinner and entertainment. Turned out the entertainment was putting together a puzzle he wanted to work on. Since then, tackling a puzzle has become one of our holiday traditions.
This year was unusual in that my girlfriend gave us an intricate ‘shaped puzzle’ in the design of a maple leaf. Also a puzzler aficionado, she thought it would be fun for the three of us to attempt one together.
As we forged ahead, some interesting insights unfolded. Below I’ve shared some of them when applied to career and life from a puzzler perspective. Do any ring true for you?
Preparation: Both require some form of preparation to get started. While some try to bypass this step, to do so results in increased time and frustration.
|Puzzle Preparation||Career Preparation (Beginning or Midway)|
|Puzzle Engagement||Career Engagement|
Action: What steps can you take to reinvigorate your career?
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