Three Quotes to Help Build Your Career

“We need to be confronted by our actions, messages, and shortcomings if we expect to learn and grow. No more hiding behind excuses. No blaming others. No hiding behind phrases like—this is just the way I am.”            E. James Wilder

 Performance improvement comes when you constantly review your actions, the messages you deliver in your work environment, and the techniques that need to get better. You accept full responsibility for what does or does not happen with your career—No excuses! You are in charge!

To become better and stronger, be willing to change. Who you are today does not have to be who you are tomorrow. You are the way you are because of the choices you’ve made. You can become who you want to be by the same choice process.


“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”                Fredrick Buechner

 What is your deep gladness? Many have difficulty finding the answer to that question. They are unwilling to build a focus that becomes the deep gladness in their life. Earn the right to be a leader in your field. Find that passion you can’t wait to follow. Focus, focus, focus. It’s much better than being a wandering generality.

Now comes the tricky part. You must find what the deep hunger of your customers and assess if your business offerings address this need. It’s not sufficient to be passionate about your career choice. There must also be someone who wants to reap the results of that passion. When you find the match—BINGO! You win, your customers win and your career is on the fast track.


“I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot—and missed! And, I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And, that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

 The desire to improve drove Michael Jordan to stardom. The willingness to risk and take on responsibility—to be in charge—is an acceptable challenge. Jordan took his winning attitude to the top. He is the consummate professional.

What about you? Is your desire to improve a driving force or do you simply keep doing the same things over and over again? Do you take risks and occasionally get out of your comfort zone? Are you willing to stretch your talents to reach your potential?

As a professional, you are entrusted to deliver the best you are capable of delivering. Your every action represents the best you can do. You learn from your failures. When things go bad, you overcome the temporary setback and make your next activity your best? Who knows, you just might become another Michael Jordan!


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