Monday, 18 December 2017

Careers advice

Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Bagehot

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. Benjamin Disraeli

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret. Benjamin Disraeli

Who is willing to be satisfied with a job that expresses all his limitations? He will accept such work only as a 'means of livelihood' while he waits to discover his 'true vocation'. The world is full of unsuccessful businessmen who still secretly believe they were meant to be artists or writers or actors in the movies. Thomas Merton

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change. Sheryl Sandberg

Weirdism is definitely the cornerstone of many an artist's career. E.A. Bucchianeri  

The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

The home is the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose, and that is to support the ultimate career. C.S. Lewis

After all, people may really have in them some vocation which is not quite plain to themselves, may they not? They may seem idle and weak because they are growing. We should be very patient with each other, I think. George Eliot 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Mark Twain

A clumsy right hand cannot be trained into a skillful right hand by taking thought, by wishing it were less clumsy, or even by avoiding clumsiness. It can become skillful only by exercise in practical achievements, and the incentive to the achievement must be more deeply felt than the discouragement at the hitherto existent clumsiness. Alfred Adler

A thick and shapeless tree-trunk would never believe that it could become a statue, admired as a miracle of sculpture, and would never submit itself to the chisel of the sculptor, who sees by his genius what he can make of it. St Ignatius

Things can be done. The people in life who get them done are the ones who know that, and the ones who don't are the rest. Tony Hawks


  1. Christian employees in need of career advice:

    "It is not just the blood thirsty fundamentalist that threatens the very existence of non-Muslim citizens of Pakistan. The hatred and reluctance to accept minorities as our equals is visible through the attitude of the ordinary Pakistani. It is the ordinary Pakistani that has become intolerant. This can be seen through the refusal to share the same utensils with our Christian employees who very honorably do the unfortunate task of cleaning our sewers and collecting our garbage."

    Quratulain Fatima,
    The evil in us
    Daily Times, Lahore
    DECEMBER 23, 2017