Pivot isn’t just a cool sexy term reserved for startups to describe how their colossal screw up had to be abandoned and restarted. Every situation that isn’t working is an opportunity to take the lessons learned and do something else. I wouldn’t describe it as a cool move that should be repeated as it seems to be celebrated these days, rather a big “O Crap” moment that absolutely sucks and you definitely want to minimize how often it happens.

You can pivot on your job, your team can pivot, your department can pivot, the organizations you volunteer with can pivot, you can even pivot on how you live your life. Pivot when you need to, just make sure you don’t do it so often that you end up going round in circles.