Have Patience

Fresh out of university, many people think that because of their education they have immediate status and deserve lofty positions. Not so. Status is the result of accomplishment, which is the result of work. Hard, often tedious, work. Anytime you are a new hire, and especially at the beginning of your career, you must build your own success from the ground up. Do not expect anyone to assume you’re talented. You’ve got to show them – and this takes time. Usually, more time than you expect. Have patience. Don’t focus on when you’re going to move up; focus on what you’re doing now. As Sir William Osler stated, “The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well.” So, if at the end of each day you can truthfully say that you worked to the best of your ability, we guarantee your success will take care of itself.

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