Brayden Haws

January 31, 2023

Scratchpad Scribbles: Leave Room For Surprise

We live in a time where you can know anything at any time. I’m one who is guilty of wanting to know everything there is to know about a subject. When I come across a new topic, I will spend hours going down every path, and learning every piece of history. In some things, like work, it serves me well. But it can also lead to some boring experiences. It’s hard to be surprised or delighted when you already know what is coming.

So sometimes I force myself to be surprised. We went on a family hike yesterday. I looked up how to get to the trailhead and a map of the trail but nothing else. And I was glad I did. There were some incredible views and fun climbs that I got to see with fresh eyes. There is something special about setting off into the unknown and figuring things out as you go. Even if it’s only for a little while. So give yourself the chance to be surprised every once in a while.

About Brayden Haws

Healthcare guy turned tech wannabe. Doing product stuff at Grow. Building Utah Product Guild⚒️. Constantly tinkering on my 🛻. Occasionally writing poor takes on product strategy and technology⬇️.

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