Words from the Wise 29: Ted Turner
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.
Ted Turner said:
“You can never quit. Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
Proteus Career Management says:
“Don’t focus on the interviews you fail: learn the lessons and move on. Focus on the habit of persistence and you will win.”
The lesson? “Be persistent.”
Dr Mike Warren says:
Almost without exception every employee, unless employed by a friend or a family member, will have at least one failed interview and one successful interview behind them. Question! So why do most of us focus on an interview we fail? I know we don’t like pushy door-to-door sales people in the UK but there is one important attitudinal lesson we can learn from them. They know that on average they get one sale for every so many doors knocked, therefore a ‘no’ is simply one step closer to the next ‘yes’.
Our 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.
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