Showing posts from September, 2011

A Career is a Terrible Thing to Waste...

Here’s my 5 cents of cheap career advice. The other day some friends and I were discussing professional opportunities, choices, plans, decisions... Some people think it’s better to focus on the here and now, after all, no one knows if and what opportunities may arise in the future. They believe they have to do their best at what they currently do and then things will eventually sort themselves out for them. I believe that’s leaving too much to chance. On the other end of the spectrum, there are the Luke Skywalkers- “ All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was… ” as Yoda so succinctly put it. These are the ones who start a new job thinking about what other position they covet and what other companies may be interested in them, without truly devoting themselves to their current chores.  I’m more of a Qui-Gon-Jin person: Obi-Wan : … Master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future. Qui-Gon Jinn : But not at the expense of the m