Alex Trebek was one of a kind in terms of his Jeopardy game-hosting skills. He is irreplaceable. However, the next host need not be like Alex Trebek. They can make the game their own. We can be ready and like a new host accepting them for what they bring.
Here’s the flipside to it. LeVar Burton was a fan favorite for the position. He seemed to relish the competition for the position. He enjoyed trying to win it. Then he was bypassed in favor of the executive producer when soon got fired. There are some lessons here.
In his own words, here is one lesson:
“The crazy thing is that when you set your sights on something…they say be careful of what you wish for, because what I found out is that it wasn’t the thing that I wanted after all,” Burton said on ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Luckily for LeVar he figured out that lesson before becoming mired in the position. Right now they are calling this the “resignation economy”. There are many out there who have figured out that what they have they don’t want.
For many, it could be that they worked hard for and had big dreams about the new job. They competed hard for it with grand expectations of how it would change their lives. Supposedly for the better. Then reality- cruel reality- sets in and promises go unfulfilled and dreams becomes nightmares ensnared within insomnia bubbles.
I don’t think I need to say more. However, I will say this. Vet your own dreams carefully and ask questions. But not just any question. Ask the right questions that will give you true insight. So many dreams get propped up to only be bursted. Right now, that need not be necessarily the case. Find your path. The right one.