CHAPTER 4Your Career Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Developing Patience

What to Expect: There is no need to be in a hurry. If you build your career foundation too quickly, it will present issues later as you build more on it. Because we are used to instant gratification, patience is difficult for young professionals. This chapter illustrates the benefits of taking things one step at a time.

Smart is when you believe only half of what you heard. Brilliant is when you know which half to believe.

—Robert Orben

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs.

—H. Stein

Most millennials are accustomed to instant gratification. We are used to watching movies “on demand” the moment we want to see them. We communicate in real time via text, ...

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