“When I am asked about career strategies, I respond that you need two things: a long-term dream and one- to two-year plan. A long-term dream allows you to work with purpose to achieve real fulfillment. A short-term plan makes sure you are learning and growing from the work you do each day. All the stuff in the middle is confusing at best and anxiety-producing at worst. When you try to plan every step, you miss opportunities.”
– Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook
With Q1 of 2011 already drawing to a close (where does the time go?!), I’ve been thinking about future plans, hopes and dreams. The future needs to be fluid enough to allow for serendipity to strike and opportunities to appear but not be aimless at the same time. Striking that perfect balance is something we’re all constantly striving for. Probably for the rest of our lives.
“Be sure when you step. Step with great care & tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.”
– Dr. Seuss
Check out the rest of the Newsweek article here.