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    Is a career a step-by-step journey or just a wait for the break?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7968044.stm

    Thought some people might want a read. IMO its a mix of both.

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    I agree, imo, it is a mixture of both. A nice mixture of both is what I use for my career and it's been working for me.

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    Yep. Actively pursue the step-by-step journey... and if a break happens to appear, be ready to take it. If you forego the step-by-step journey and just wait on the break, you may end up disappointed. Plus, breaks tend to come to those who are actively climbing step-by-step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BosonMichael View Post
    ...If you forego the step-by-step journey and just wait on the break, you may end up disappointed. Plus, breaks tend to come to those who are actively climbing step-by-step.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Jefferson
    I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by George S. Clason
    Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Einstein
    In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Edison
    Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Seneca
    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
    What Michael said provided a little inspiration. That quote by Seneca is the one that has always stood out to me the most, but they all hit in the same direction. I think we all know that sometimes the slacker who knows somebody gets the break that should go to someone else, but even so we still don't have much of a choice except to make the best of things and excel with every opportunity presented.



    J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton.Deep View Post
    What Michael said provided a little inspiration. That quote by Seneca is the one that has always stood out to me the most, but they all hit in the same direction. I think we all know that sometimes the slacker who knows somebody gets the break that should go to someone else, but even so we still don't have much of a choice except to make the best of things and excel with every opportunity presented.



    J.
    I am humbled and honored to be quoted amongst such great thinkers.

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