J.L.

“Don’t think about that stuff. Think about what you want to do and what you love. Because you will never be successful if you spend too much time thinking about how you’re going to get ahead. It doesn’t work that way. The way you get ahead is by doing something that you love and committing to yourself to do that, because then you’ll be happy, and you’ll work hard, and you’ll get noticed for that. If you’re trying to get somewhere because it’s important to you to get somewhere, those are often the people I don’t promote. People who are in my office asking for a raise, asking for a promotion, I’m not going to promote you first. I’m going to promote the person who is still there when I leave at 6:30, and is there when I come in the next morning, and instead of going home says, “Can I do anything else?” is so obsessed with what they’re doing, surprises me, helps other people. And I’m not saying it’s a bad question, just that I think our culture has created this scenario where it’s like ‘I have to climb,’ and I just feel like if you love what you do, you’ll get there and it’ll happen.”
– Jenna Lyons

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