22 August 2011


Here is an interesting and quite timely article I found in a magazine this weekend. Its about 'Scanners' a term someone has just invented for people who constantly scan the horizon for new and exciting things. Apparently scanners have a hard time settling on a job type as there are so many to choose from they don't want to pick the wrong one, and scanners are also interested in a hole bunch of seemingly unrelated things and often get bored of one thing and quickly move onto another.

"To Scanners the world is like a big candy store full of fascinating opportunities, and all they want is to reach out and stuff their pockets."

I'm not sure I buy into scanner as a personality type, but I must say this does sound an awful lot like me....Its certainly harder in today's world to make decision as we have more options than ever before on what job we do, what we learn in education, what we do in our free time. Of course its hard to keep up!

Some of the advice however seems pretty universally useful: write down the things that excite you and complete the projects you start. I feel I've started doing that so thats positive, scanner or not!


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