I’ve been obsessing about these new Dos Equis commercials lately, the ones that feature the Most Interesting Man in the world. I've been driving my wife insane, quoting religiously from them. I find them all hilarious, particularly this one:
My grand plan back in high school was to be a lawyer.
I would get my BA in four years, then go to law school (a good one) and land a nice fat gig as some sort of attorney that would lead me then to a life of luxury and happiness. (The luxury was more important than the happiness, I think, at the time.)
But my first year of college, I got a D- in my first poly sci class. Oops. Then I took a summer job working as an office grunt in a high end San Diego law firm. Shockingly, it wasn’t anything like L.A. Law. A bunch of guy in their late twenties, pushing papers, working sick hours, dressed in really nice suits. And no one smiled.
I knew immediately that this would be something in life I would not do well, so I did not do that thing. (Seriously. That line cracks me up every time.)
The decision to not become an attorney really sent me into a quandary. I had no direction. I spent another seven years in college before figuring out how to graduate, with no discernable career plans. It was kind of a sucky time, but it was the right decision for me. That decision definitely put me on the path – no matter how crooked – to getting published down the line.
What is it that you don’t do well, so you did not do that thing? (Seriously. Every time.)
Stay thirsty my friends.
P.S. For those interested - and if you aren't interested, then we probably can't be friends - here are the other Most Interesting Man in the World commercials that I could find: