Tuesday, 13 September 2011

'It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be', by Paul Arden

"Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have."

"Without having a goal it's difficult to score."

"Talent helps, but it won't take you as far as ambition."

"You will become whoever you want to be."

I had a menial task at work today so I flicked through this book from my manger's book shelf in 30-second spells when stepping away from my computer for short refresher breaks. It's a small book by a former leading figure in the advertising industry containing advices along the theme of the quoted passages above. What really struck me though was one of the closing remarks at the end of the book...

"I wish to thank my old friend and mentor... the first person to make me feel I wasn't quite as useless as I thought I was."

... and there was the answer to something I had been thinking about this past week: if I will need to find a new job (because there's no new project secured for me to move onto after the present one at my current work place), it's not so much the right job I should seek (whatever that is) than it is a good mentor who'll expand the bounds of my being.

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