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June 29, 2013

Do Not Let Work Define You

"I do not suppose I shall be remembered for anything. But I don’t think about my work in those terms. It is just as vulgar to work for the sake of posterity as to work for the sake of money." This was said by the great director and actor Orson Welles. Clawing your way to the top of the company ladder will have little if any importance one day sooner than you think. Working desperately for the sake of the purchase of silly material things is a life wasted. Work is necessary and in some cases can be rewarding, but it should never be how we define ourselves or attempt to carve out some kind of legacy for people to admire. Do not attempt to let your work define you as many who have been considered successful in their work, have been quite unsuccessful as human beings.