Words from the Wise 26: Anonymous Author
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.
An Anonymous Author said:
“It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow.”
Proteus Career Management says:
“Job satisfaction on its own can lead to indolence, lethargy and complacency: sometimes we need the bad to highlight the value of the good, to keep us on our toes.”
The lesson? “Don’t relax into complacency.”
Dr Mike Warren says:
It’s great to be one of the 9% of people who look forward to Monday mornings, but don’t get too comfortable; don’t let the warm glow of satisfaction sap your drive, your determination or your resolve – use it as the motivation to continue making a positive contribution. Don’t let the little tempter on your shoulder whisper into your ear, “Now that I’m comfortable I think I’ll coast for a while”. I’ve seen far too many people relax into complacency, people in ideal career roles who are then surprised when their position is declared redundant.
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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.