November is National Career Development Month. November 17 is National Career Development Day.
What have you done this month to further your career goals?
“It’s never too late–in fiction or in life–to revise.” ~ Nancy Thayer, author
“Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” ~Barack Obama
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” ~ John Wooden, Hall of Fame college basketball coach
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” ~ Sam Ewing, humorist
“Whatever career you may choose for yourself – doctor, lawyer, teacher – let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it. Become a dedicated fighter for civil rights. Make it a central part of your life. It will make you a better doctor, a better lawyer, a better teacher. It will enrich your spirit as nothing else possibly can. It will give you that rare sense of nobility that can only spring from love and selflessly helping your fellow man. Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
“No man is born into the world whose work is not born with him.” ~ James Russell Lowell
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers
“It is not our abilities that show us what we are. It is our choices.” ~ Professor Dumbledore (“Harry Potter”)
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”~ Mark Twain
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