Thursday, June 12, 2008

Career advice

Came across nice post about career advice.
Scott, Adams is saying, If you want an average successful life, it doesn’t take much planning. Just stay out of trouble, go to school, and apply for jobs you might like. But if you want something extraordinary, you have two paths:
1. Become the best at one specific thing.
2. Become very good (top 25%) at two or more things.
But he is also recommending option 2.
The first strategy is difficult to the point of near impossibility. Few people will ever play in the NBA or make a platinum album, for ex Sachin Tendulkar or me . So it is hard to getting into that category.
The second strategy is fairly easy. Everyone has at least a few areas in which they could be in the top 25% with some effort. So how easy to mix 2 or more familiar and lovely things which we normally do to become very good at it.

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