The book outlines how conventional strategies of preparing and planning for major career changes are counterproductive to the change process. I’m only half way through the book, but I’ve already had multiple ‘ah-has’ and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about changing their career.
As I was reading, I stumbled on the following passage. The author described:
…a parable about a woman swimming across a lake with a rock in her hand. As the woman neared the center of the lake, she started to sink from the weight of the stone. People watching from the shore urged her to drop the rock, but she kept swimming, sinking more and more. To the gathering crow, the solution was obvious. Their “drop the rock” chorus grew louder and louder with her increasing difficulty staying afloat. But all their yelling did little good. As she sank, they heard her say, “I can’t. It’s mine.”