15 Quotes to Read When You’re Not Where You Thought You’d Be

August 22, 2019

Career Advice


Life is unpredictable. So why would our careers be so predictable? For whatever reason, we tie career milestones to specific ages, and if we haven’t hit those milestones by those ages, we think we’ve failed. We think it’s “too late” or our “time has passed.” But that’s so not the case. Hopefully these quotes can remind you that you’re right where you’re supposed to beand that you have the power to make a change.

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” – Martin Buber

“Failure can either traumatize and immobilize us, or it can be seen as brave, daring and full of juicy nuggets that make us so much more interesting.” – Sara Blakely 

“The people who receive the most approval in life are the ones who care the least about it.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“You have done enough. You are enough. You were born enough.” – Elaine Welteroth

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Marilyn Monroe

“It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.” – Carlton Fisk

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

Image via S A Kindstrom/Flickr.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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