Don’t be afraid of the squiggly path to find where you are gifted. We simply weren’t exposed to enough of the world before we were forced to choose a career route. Therefore pay attention to what you’re doing (and do it well), what the group is doing, and how you can contribute more…sometimes, simply by asking. Asking brings new people into focus whom you never knew existed.
These days, I try to look at the world with gentle eyes because I’ve learned that the best happenings occur that way.
Oh, and that thing is a slug.