Words from the Wise 39: Niccolo Machiavelli

 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.

Niccolo Machiavelli said:

“Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.”

Proteus Career Management says:

“If your career aspirations are too small you’ll never get started; too large and you’ll never start either. They need to be just large enough to stretch you beyond your comfort zone: that’s what self-motivation is all about.”

The lesson? “Be self-motivated.”

Dr Mike Warren says:

When the Human Genome Project closed in 2003, genome sequencing cost tens of millions of dollars, but genome scientists at Bethesda decided on a new objective: the sequencing of human genomes for $1,000 apiece. They converted the dream into a goal with specific plans as to when and how they might achieve it, the realisation of the goal was considered so far off as to be almost fictional. Nevertheless in 2014 it happened and 2 years later the reality has already started to revolutionise biomedical research and clinical practice. Never stop dreaming!

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.

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