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

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  1. Jiser

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    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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  3. wagnerk
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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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    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.

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