Words from the Wise 43: Thomas Arnold

This is a series of posts that uses a quotation by a famous person from history to make a point about career management. Take a moment to reflect and see whether you can start using this wisdom as you start managing your career.

Thomas Arnold said:

“The difference between one man and another is not mere ability, it is energy.”

Proteus Career Management says:

“Does your CV, and do the achievements it contains, display a feeling of energy and enthusiasm as well as illustrating your abilities.”

The lesson? “Be enthusiastic.”

Dr Mike Warren says:

Depending on your personality, “enthusiasm” and “energy” can sometimes be quite difficult to express, whether written or spoken. As a former colleague used to say in a very droll yet matter of fact voice, “This is about as excited as I get!” It reminds me of a tale about three bricklayers that I heard years ago. They were each asked what they were doing. The first replied, as if to say, can’t you see, “I’m building a wall.” The second said, “Earning £9.50 an hour.” The eyes of the third lit up and he replied with passion, “I’m building a cathedral!”

Weather vaneOur passion is helping you find your true career path

Centuries ago – according to Homer – Proteus guided Jason and his Argonauts towards their home as they tried to return from the Trojan Wars. The team at Proteus Consultancy is passionate about helping you find your true career path. Look at our sessions and programmes, or just get in touch to book your free career consultation.

You and Proteus – Protecting your Livelihood.

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