Author and journalist Walter Davenport described an editor as,“a person who knows precisely what he wants – but isn’t quite sure.” A contradiction you may say, but is it really? I don’t think so. Applying it beyond the editorial world to life in general, it persists in its wisdom.
Knowing what you want and pursuing it with passion is noble and impressive, but lets face it, an impenetrable single-mindedness can also be tantamount to blindness.
So I think Davenport knew what he was talking about. Yes, by all means, pursue with passion what you want, but always keep that door marked “but isn’t quite sure” ajar. It allows for change and flexibility along the way. Another voice, above your own may just be speaking, and often is.