Monday, August 20, 2007

Tips for Your Career

Your career will make your days sweet or sour. So you should take plenty of time to choose wisely.

In the beginning

Select that career which, while you are building it, is also building you.

The best career advice given to the young is: "Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." - Katherine Whitehorn

"No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like." - Napoleon Hill

When you are working, always be mindful of the following:

  • Arrogance is the quicksand of success.
  • You cannot be anything if you want to be everything.
  • Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
  • Right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
"To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work." - Sister Mary Lauretta

“The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week” - Robert Frost

"Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success, and in some ways it's better to have failure at the beginning of your career, or your life." - Michael Crawford

Vacation Time

"A vacation should be just long enough for the boss to miss you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you."

Retiring Time

"When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does."

We all have to learn to take control of our own career. Let's work joyfully and peacefully. There was a saying we work to live and not live to work. Do you agree?

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surjit said...

Sam, you have summed up good piece of advice to prospective career seekers.
God bless you.

Jennifer said...

Excellent advice Sam!

I'm one of those who knew exactly what I wanted to be since I was ten and heard the word psychologist! :-)

My husband however, is still trying to figure out what he would like to do...LOL!

Actually is chosen profession would be to play golf all day! ;-)

thanks for this Sam,


Honman said...

Good Post, Sam. My advice to job seeker is make sure that this is the job that you like and want to work for life or else find another that suits you. "Does it right from the beginning better than regretting when you are in it."

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,
Thanks! I'm glad this little story made sense to you.

God be with you always!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,
You are welcome. I am glad that you find this advice useful.

We are indeed so blessed if we know what exactly we wanted to be.

May God grant wisdom to those that are still searching..

My Best Wishes to you, Jennifer.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Honman,
"Does it right from the beginning better than regretting when you are in it." That's indeed a great advice!

Thanks! I really appreciate that.

My Best Wishes to you, Honman

Michael Donlan said...

A friend of mine put it very poetically. He once told me, "If you walk past a grave yard and listen very carefully, you can hear the mournful cries of those who want nothing more then another life so they can use it to make a loving and not a living"

I personally am in the middle of building a new career because I want to stop making a living and start making a loving.

Stop by my blog at where I am reviewing Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" chapter by chapter. I would appreciate some of your insights.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Michael Donlan,

Nicely says "..make a loving and not a living". Indeed, let's focus on things that really count otherwise it will be too late to regret!

Thank you for your insight and wisdom! I so appreciate it!

Have a wonderful day!