Find a mentor. Find a mentor and be a mentor. Give back. And when people tell you not to believe in your dreams, and they say "Why?", say "Why not?" - Billie Jean King
You need to be absolutely paranoid about the currency of your knowledge and ask yourself every day: am I really up to speed? Or am I stagnating intellectually, faking it or even worse, falling behind? Am I still learning? Or am I just doing the same stuff on a different day or as Otis Redding sings "Sitting on the dock of the bay... watching the tide roll away" - David L. Calhoun
Move to, or experience, a foreign country as early as you can in your career if you have not already. Go to China, to Southeast Asia, to North Africa, or to India. That is where the future is. - David L. Calhoun
Know yourself and to your own self be true. You may find some day three or four years from now that you simply don't like engineering, or teaching, or architecture, or government, or the company you started with. You have little in common with the people you work with, and relative to your peers, you find your interest waning. At that point you have to muster whatever self-confidence you have, and every bit of your courage, and make the decision to do something else with your life. It is always better sooner than later, to make that call. - David L. Calhoun
The way to be happy is to like yourself and the way to like yourself is to do only things that make you proud. - Mark S. Lewis
Think hard about who you marry. It's the most important decision you will ever make. Devote yourself to your kids. Nothing else is guaranteed to make you happy. The only thing I'd add is, create a posse of dead people. Create an entourage of heroes. Put their pictures on your wall, and keep them in your mind. - David Brooks
Just believe in yourself and you’ll do just fine. And, oh yes, don’t then forget to market yourself and your ideas. Use both sides of your brain. - Michael Uslan
Top Ten List: So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?
10. Embrace the unknown.
09. Don't ask people to do something that you wouldn't do.
08. Focus on implementation.
07. Don't be paranoid.
06. Pursue entrepreneurship for the right reasons....Happiness is temporary and fleeting. It should not be the goal of entrepreneurship... Joy is the right goal.
05. Continue to learn.
04. Be brief.
03. Obey the absolutes.
02. Play to win. ... And what if you lose? Just make sure you lose while trying something grand .
01. Enjoy your family, friends, and colleagues before they are gone - Guy Kawasaki