“Is everything coming the faster the better? Keep going in your way at your pace”

Photo © UNODC / Mengting Li

At school there was one straight way to achieve success and everyone followed it: the best went faster and scored better than the rest. Working for the UN has shown me that there are multiple ways of reaching a goal: it is possible to take a different path and still get there. I used to be dismissive of what I considered suboptimal approaches, but not anymore.”