Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Quote discipline Day 7

Opportunity is often difficult to recognize we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.

Today and yesterday I have been thinking a lot about my career. It's that time of year when I'm supposed to start thinking about what's next. Last week was my performance review at work and this week started the thinking.

Among other things, I have been wondering, Should I madly network, contact everyone in the organisation (and others, too, for good measure), apply for everything? Or should I sit back and wait for the call to come to me, wait until someone appears who really wants me on his/her team?

Just as I was pondering this question, I got a call. Someone was knocking on my door already! I'm a bit doubtful it will work out, but it pretty much convinced me that this is a season in which I might be able to wait for the beepers and billboards.

I know I'm writing in abstracts here, and that's not the point. But all I can come up with is that sometimes opportunity knocks and other times we have to run after it. You know those people for whom it always just drops in front of them like a gift from the pelican? Well, I'm not usually one of them, but would like to think that it's my turn - just for a little while, anyway.

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