”Think for a moment about the amount of time you spend at work across your lifetime. Many days you spend more of your waking hours at work than in any other activity in your life. Clearly, being fulfilled through your work is essential to your overall happiness. How often do you stop to ask yourself what do you really want in your career? What actions have you taken on your own behalf? Many talented people are patiently waiting for advancement or a better career path. As though their right career path will appear before them by simply working hard. Unfortunately, those individuals are often disappointed. You must take charge of your own success. It is up to you to discover and develop your special talents. It is up to you to ask for that stretch assignment that will give you the new critical experiences on the road to your goals. It is up to you to prove your value to your organization.
I believe that the biggest impediment to career success is fear of failure and rejection. Many talented individuals stand at the edge of a great opportunity and hesitate to leap. At the end of the day, the real question is, “What if I'm not good enough?” Remember that pursuing your dream is a form of change. And change can feel threatening. The Chinese philosophy of yin/yang states that for preference to exist, a non preference must be coupled with it. If we like light, that's because there's darkness. So if you feel fear, know that the other side of the fear is inspiration and freedom. Be comforted in knowing that the most fulfilling pursuits usually start with some degree of terror.
New behaviors are essential to your career success. Dreaming is an act of faith and courage. Making your career dreams come true is about passion, action, and perseverance. You spend most of your life at work. Make it count.”
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