Tree of Eden

Career and life choices – The 6 most important rules for a successful career

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on August 26, 2009

I am at a crossroads. Well not really a crossroads but a seeming roadblock which is my perception that a world of possibilities exists.

For years, there was a plan. Finish school. Now that school is done, what’s next?

“What’s next?” – This question haunts me. Daily.

So many possibilities yet I let myself be haunted by that question i.e. “the world of possibilities”

One thing is certain however and that is, I need a career.

The following is listed on workopolis as 6 rules to achieving a successful career.

1. There is no plan.
Diana advice: “It’s nice to believe that you can map out every step ahead of time and end up where you want, but that’s a fantasy – the world changes.”

2. Think strengths, not weaknesses.
Diana’s advice: “What do you do consistently well that creates flow and gives you energy?”

3. It’s not about you.
Diana’s advice: “Of course you matter, but the most successful people improve their own lives by improving others’ lives.”

4. Persistence trumps talent.
Diana’s advice: “The world is littered with talented people who didn’t persist.
The more you persist, the more likely you are to succeed.”

5. Make excellent mistakes.
Diana’s advice: “The most successful people make spectacular, huge, honking mistakes. They are trying to do something big.”

6. Leave an imprint.
Diana’s advice: “When you get older you will ask, did I make a difference? Did I contribute something? Did my being here matter?

workopolis.com – The 6 most important rules for a successful career .

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