Even in the most creative businesses, there are times when the powers that be grab the upper hand. You find yourself in an all-day meeting discussing the strategic plan or some such nonsense.
We struggle to remember why we chose our career path in the first place.
Vineet Nayar, chief executive HCL Technologies offers the following “thought of the day” in metacool.
“When you come out of college, you’re raw. You have energy. You want to experiment. You want to learn. You have hopes. You have aspirations. You want be Oprah Winfrey. You want to be Steve Jobs. You want to be Bill Gates. You want to be all that. Slowly, over time, you lose it. And by looking in the mirror every day as you get older, you fool yourself that you’re O.K. There has to be another way of looking in the mirror and revisiting what you really want to do.
So I would say, maybe at the end of college, write it down honestly, in 100 words or whatever it is, and put it in a box. I call it the magic box. Revisit it once a year or once every two years and say, how honest are you to that? Don’t let anybody run your life. That, in my mind, is very, very important. You should be in control of your life”
and another quote from Maureen Dowd.
“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for”.
– T.D. Boss