An American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with a lone fisherman docked. Inside the boat were several large yellowfin tuna. He complimented the fisherman on the quality of fish and asked how long it took to catch them. "Only a little while," the fisherman replied. The businessman then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch more fish. The fisherman said he had enough to support his family's needs. The businessman asked, "What do you do with the rest ofyour time?" The fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take...
Rick's life philosophy on wants and needs offers a simple equation to get you started on the road to fulfillment: life is about your H being bigger than your W. If you want to be happy, what you have (H) should be more than what you want (W). So you have two choices: you can work to have a big H, or you can live to have a small W. What worked for Rick is having a small W.
I wish your MBAs would come to us with an understanding of who they are and what turns them on. I wish they would say, `Here's what really interests me, here's what I want to do, and here's how it will help your company.' It may take them longer to find the right fit, but when they do, it will be the right job and the right hire."
Career success is often the result ofyour will more than your skills. A corollary however, remains important: that to carry out your will, you need to rely on leveraging your strengths instead of compensating for your weaknesses. You have to want whatyou have. I believe that you can spend too much time trying to become well rounded rather than choosing work environments that suit you already