Words from the Wise 31: Edgar Allen Poe

 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.

Edgar Allen Poe said:

“Those who dream by day are cognisant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

Proteus Career Management says:

“The act of day-dreaming is much maligned: all the great achievement of mankind, including the most fulfilling of careers, started off as a thought, an idea, a dream.”

The lesson? “Don’t fear failure – use it.”

Dr Mike Warren says:

They didn’t start building the Eiffel Tower on 28th January 1887 because they found a load of steel girders lying about and wondered what to do with them! They started because an engineer called Gustave Eiffel had already built it in his mind’s eye. Take Edgar Allen Poe’s words to heart: it is your ideas, your day dreams and your mind’s eye that will lead to your greatest achievements – ignore them at your peril!

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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.

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