Among other things, Kapoor explained how he has followed his own advice making decision in his career:
Have you ever been hit by a lightning bolt, where you made a major change very suddenly, as a consequence of reading a book, a conversation with a friend, a milestone birthday, a health scare, etc.
When I was doing conflict resolution work at FEMA, I was set to go help in Texas, but during a meditation retreat I had a sudden urge—an inner pull—to go to Puerto Rico. I just got angry at myself that I was taking the easy road, and that anger consumed me and I decided I had to stop being scared and just go to Puerto Rico. Luckily my boss let me switch deployments and I spent a month in San Juan, supporting the disasters there, which led to a big realization, further study at Harvard, and later my job at the United Nations where I built and ran a peer coaching program in over 40 countries during the pandemic. I can trace all of that back to one moment on the mat.