If you’ve been following along these 27 weeks, you’ve gotten some actionable tips, some timeless wisdom, and some bright ideas for your career. If the ideas inspired you, your to-do list is probably overflowing. So our last tip for you is a very very important one:
Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.
In his inspiring commencement speech to the Stanford class of 2005, Steve Jobs talks about the calligraphy class that fascinated him during his own brief college experience but that at the time seemed completely useless. “What I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on,” he claimed. The Mac was the first computer with beautiful typography. We all have that class to thank for the variety of ways we can now express ourselves through fonts in the digital world.
So as you patiently and hungrily make your way to the top, don’t forget to slow down sometimes, pay attention to what calls to you, and then heed that calling. Even if it means being late to a class once in a while, if the scent of roses from that nearby courtyard beckons you, stop and smell them.
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