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Words to Live By

Some might read this with an eyeroll and some it might hit right between the eyes.  I am willing to sacrifice the eyerolls (I have 3 daughters so am immune to them).  Two quotes recently caught my attention:

“To be exceptional, you must be the exception.”  

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.”

I am not sure who said the first quote and is likely a revision of the original.  The second was by the great Jerry Rice.  The two together share a common theme and serve as a reminder that greatness isn’t attained by following the paths others have taken.  

In recruiting, our clients don’t engage our firm and ask us to find “average” talent.  They want top talent, top performers who have invested in themselves to be great.  No one wants average and nobody wants to be average.  However, not many are truly willing to do what it takes to be above average and beyond. 

So, in self assessment, are you taking the steps to be where you want to be in your career?  Are you willing to do what others will not so you can go where others will not?  Or, are you in the middle?  Are you willing to be different to achieve your goals?

No sales pitch with this on how we can help land your next career opportunity.  Just asking questions to provoke thought and reflection.  Hope it helps.