Life’s barely long enough to get good at one thing… so be careful what you get good at. — Rust Cohle in True Detective S01E07 @ 28m42s
If you want to choose your lifestyle, you cannot be picky about what careers you want to pursue. If you want to choose your career, you cannot be picky about what cities/lifestyles you want to live in. — Francis Chen (via Life: What has life taught you? – Quora )
we-are-star-stuff: If you’re interested in an IT degree and career, coding can be pretty intimidating. From understanding common programming languages to deciphering programming from developing, learning to code is necessary in today’s IT industry. The ability to implement a variety of programming languages can help you decide which coding career path is correct for you. Additionally, comprehending multiple popular programming languages will make you more marketable in the IT industry at large....
Cal Newport speaks at World Domination Summit 2012 (by Chris Guillebeau) At minute 30:41 If something is interesting to you, and if it looks like it will give interesting options if you start to do well and you start to become valuable, that’s good enough! That’s all you need for that particular job, that field, or that major, to be the foundation of a remarkable life.
The slightly painful truth is, at any one time there is only one piece of real estate we can “own” in another person’s mind. People can’t think of us as a project manager, professor, attorney, insurance agent, editor and entrepreneur all at exactly the same time. They may all be true about us but people can only think of us as one thing first. At any one time there is only one phrase that can follow our name....
#1 Are you proud of the choices you are making at home? #2 Are you proud of the choices you are making at work? Connie Podesta (via Two Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Morning )
Eliminate an old activity before you add a new one. Greg McKeown (in The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Harvard Business Review ) This simple rule ensures that you don’t add an activity that is less valuable than something you are already doing.
Instead of asking, “How much do I value this item?” we should ask “If I did not own this item, how much would I pay to obtain it?” Greg McKeown (in The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Harvard Business Review ) … and the same goes for career opportunities, business projects, etc.