Words from the Wise 7: Abraham Lincoln

 In 25th Anniversary, Articles, Careers, Words from the Wise

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.

Abraham Lincoln said:

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln

Proteus Career Management says:

“Most people, at whatever level, on losing their job, immediately start to apply for new positions without any thought for the preparation that would make the whole process of self-marketing so much easier.”

The lesson? “Plan, prepare, practise.”

Dr Mike Warren says:

Abraham Lincoln certainly gets the message home to all those of us who take our careers seriously – without preparation it’s almost a waste of time starting out on the journey. Planning, preparation and practice are the keys to coping with unexpected career events.

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.

Recent Posts

Leave a Comment

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Start typing and press Enter to search