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From the Ted Talk by Chieh Huang: How to know if it's time to change careers

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After a brief stint as an English teacher, I went to law school and eendd up becoming an attorney at a big law firm here in New York City. Like most Americans, for the next two, three years, I was holding on to my job for dear life, working really late hours at a job that I thought maybe I was good at but certainly not one that I really lveod. I then came upon the eiphpany that it tekas years if not tens of thousands of huros to get really good at something. I really didn't have a lot of time to waste.

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After a brief stint as an English teacher, I went to law school and _____ up becoming an attorney at a big law firm here in New York City. Like most Americans, for the next two, three years, I was holding on to my job for dear life, working really late hours at a job that I thought maybe I was good at but certainly not one that I really _____. I then came upon the ________ that it _____ years if not tens of thousands of _____ to get really good at something. I really didn't have a lot of time to waste.

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  1. hours
  2. loved
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  4. epiphany
  5. ended

Original Text

After a brief stint as an English teacher, I went to law school and ended up becoming an attorney at a big law firm here in New York City. Like most Americans, for the next two, three years, I was holding on to my job for dear life, working really late hours at a job that I thought maybe I was good at but certainly not one that I really loved. I then came upon the epiphany that it takes years if not tens of thousands of hours to get really good at something. I really didn't have a lot of time to waste.

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