Words from the Wise 36: Thomas Jefferson

 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.

Thomas Jefferson said:

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Proteus Career Management says:

“If you don’t feel your work is worth doing, it’s worth working on doing something different. Over 50% of UK employees now see switching jobs as the only way to secure a pay rise, but they many still not be doing something worth doing!”

The lesson? “Be open to career change.”

Dr Mike Warren says:

It is a true blessing to be able to do something that you feel is of value to society, will benefit community or improve the lives of others. For many, this is an essential prerequisite to joining that happy band who really enjoy Monday mornings. If you are not one of them, it is never too late to do something about it: perhaps it’s time to investigate alternative careers. After all, most people will spend 6 months planning 2 weeks holiday, but they don’t spend even 2 weeks planning what they are going to do for the rest of their lives!

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.

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