Finding Your Way

Each of us wants to find the path to our ultimate career goal.  What should you expect to find along the way?

  • A few of you will achieve your dream.  The higher the dream the fewer that will achieve it
  • Most of you will have to come up with something other than your ultimate dream
  • All of you will be highly successful at something and fail at other things
  • All of you have a unique quality that will determine your future.  Identify that quality
  • Some of you will find and utilize your unique quality, while others will not
  • The key is to identify that quality early, then develop, optimize and maximize the results

Passion is power.  For those who find their passion and take it to the max are usually the successful ones.  Interesting, successful people rarely lead orderly, linear lives.  Luck plays a part in determining where we end up.  What matters, though, isn’t the amount of luck itself, but what you do with what you have, once you find your passion.

If you don’t know your passion, the time to find it is now.  Here are some guidelines:

  • Stop looking in the rear view mirror, you’ll only see where you’ve been
  • You have to be looking forward, using your past knowledge and experiences as a guide
  • Use Pareto’s Law:  Roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes, or put another way, 80% of your results will come from 20% of your effort.
  • You need to figure out what you do best with the least amount of effort?;  What have you achieved at a high performance level with a smaller amount of toil?;  what skill do you have that comes very easy for you?; what do you do where others look up to you for leadership?
  • Make a list those attributes, and then prioritize them.  Narrow the list to 5 of the top ones
  • Your next decision is where to put your best effort to get the greatest performance results

The higher your performance, the better the results, the greater your value and the rewards will follow.   A comedian Jonathan Winters, from the 1980’s and 90’s, said it well, ““If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!”  Moral of the story:  Seldom is success going to come to you with little effort.  You’ve got to prepare yourself and go after it.

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