Excuse my french, but $hit happens.
In tech, we call it pivoting. Look at any great company and how they end (if there is such a thing) is not how they began. The classic example is Facemash, the predecessor to Facebook. What began as a site comparable to HotOrNot.com is now the largest social network in the world, with more than 1.2 billion active monthly users.
Our careers work the same way. Ninety-one percent of Millennials (born between 1977 – 1997, depending on who you ask), expect to stay in a job less than three years. If you believe the Future Workplace “Multiple Generations @ Work” survey, we are expected to have 15 – 20 jobs over the course of our lives!
Rarely do people get it right the first time and, apparently, it takes us a while to figure it out. I’m no exception.