Saturday, August 22, 2009

job search notes: how do you define success?

... what I want to argue for, is not that we should give up on our ideas of success. But we should make sure that they are our own. We should focus in on our ideas. And make sure that we own them, that we are truly the authors of our own ambitions. Because it's bad enough, not getting what you want. But it's even worse to have an idea of what it is you want, and find out at the end of a journey, that it isn't, in fact, what you wanted all along.
Alain de Botton says this towards the end of his recent TED Talk. You can view the approximately 17 talk here:

How do you define success?

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