Top 4 Career Quotes

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Instead of just typing out my Top 4 Career Quotes, I thought I would also share, why these quotes are important to our careers.

  1. “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”Shakespeare  It made my list because your career cannot be about living out what others say you should do or become.  Consider instead a self-directed life focused on serving others.
  2. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Thoreau  Americans are struggling with this one today.  We seem to have exchanged our dreams for certainty.
  3. “What the world needs is the natural sincerity of people living their passion in a way that makes other people’s lives better.”Dyer Notice the critical part about making other people’s lives better.  The businesses of tomorrow survive because they have identified ways to not only be profitable but to also solve a societal issue.
  4. “My crown is in my heart, not on my head;  Not decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen.  My crown is called content: A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.” Shakespeare Henry VI, Part III   A leader serves from the heart and is not consumed with reward. He is moved to advance the lives of others.

These quotes are rich, meaningful and inspiring.  Imagine yourself in work that is meaningful to you and provides a service to others.  Your career is undergirded with service to others, not necessarily about you looking good or having an exceptional reputation.