Does anyone remember the Chose Your Own Adventure books?
Each story is written from a second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist and making choices that determine the main character’s actions in response to the plot and its outcome.
As an analyst by profession, I realize why I loved those books so much as a child. The books provided the opportunity to think through strategies for next steps, observe how my choices played out, and learn lessons from my choices in a totally painless way (even if I died in the book). Then, I could back track and undo my mistakes in order to progress through the story.
Choose your own adventure books are great for strategizing and learning lessons from mistakes, but in real life remember to move forward even if you don’t know how everything will play out.
Making mistakes is a sign of stepping outside of the easy comfort zone—it means you are truly living.
stay inspired and enjoy the adventure.