We are living in an age of endless opportunity. If you bring the ambition, drive and skills you there is no limit to what you can achieve. Alongside opportunity comes responsibility. Peak performers aren’t managed by their companies but rather they manage themselves, they are their own chief executive officers.
Its up to you to carve out your place in the work world and know when to change course. And its up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during a work life that may span some fifty years.
To do this is certainly helps to cultivate a deep understanding of yourself. What are your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses? Equally important, how do you learn and work with others? what are your most deeply held values? And in what type of work envirnomnet can you make the greatest contribution?
It is only when you operate from a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge that you can achieve true- sustainable- excellence.
Modified from Peter F Drucker in HBR’s Managing Yourself