Don’t Pursue A Career In Something You Hate To Do

“Be careful what you get good at doin’, cuz you’ll be doin’ it for the rest of your life.”
― Gabrielle Hamilton, Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef


“Your career success in the workplace of today–independent of technical expertise–depends on the quality of your people skills. (9)”
― Max Messmer Jr., Managing Your Career for Dummies


“A world full of people who want to know what you will be, what is your skill and what is your purpose. In the north, if a man had come and said “What will you be? What will you do?” I would have laughed at this kind of person that lives all the time in the future.”
― Daniel Mason, A Far Country


“Doing something later is not automatically the same as doing something better”
― Meg Jay, The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now


“Food has been my career, my hobby, and, it must be said, my escape.”
― Nigel Slater, Toast: The Story of a Boy’s Hunger


“what secular avocation on earth was there for a young man (whose friends could not get him an ‘appointment’) which was at once gentlemanly, lucrative, and to be followed without special knowledge?”
― George Eliot, Middlemarch


“You will only be great at the things you love to do.
Don’t pursue a career in something you hate to do.”
― Dave Grohl


“Putting your time in at the office; dutifully spawning your two point five; smiling politely at your retirement party; then chewing on your bedsheet and choking on your canned peaches at the nursing home. It was better never to have been born-never to have wanted anything, never to have hoped for anything.”
― Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch


“The first test of ability and intelligence is to find a field of endeavor in which profits are large and risks small.”
― James Gould Cozzens, The Just and the Unjust

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