A sniper squeezes triggers just for a tiny fraction of time through her entire career. For the most part, she lies hidden, in wait. The best snipers are invariably the most patient human beings.
Significant developments across fields are slapped across face every minute of our life – thanks to online news, social media and discussion forums. All of those messages scream out how much wonderful work other people are doing. At the same time, they whisper to us, “you are not doing enough”.
With a little discernment, one can see that most of it is just noise. At least noise from your perspective. And it is very important to know what your perspective is.
In the era of noise, it is best to operate like a sniper – to wait for the meaningful specific to emerge and engage with it. Without anxiety. Without the fear of missing out.