The Success Of A Successful Career Essay

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“Successful careers today are not planned out in advance.” This is my favorite quote from “Managing Oneself.” I enjoy this quote because it holds a lot of truth for careers in this day in age. Sure, some people might have known what they wanted to do when they grew up as a young kid and it ended up working out for them great, but that is usually not the case. A successful career takes a lot of building, changes and learning to create. This building starts as a young kid and then really flourishes when one gets to college. That is where I am at in this point in time, college. My life is at the point where seeing a successful career in my future is taking a lot of focus and managing of myself to obtain.
For myself, I would say that I started to manage myself as a young kid. I have five siblings so my parents had a lot to handle. My father also passed away when I was young, so my mother went back to school to get a better degree to support all of us. This is when managing myself spurred. I grew up as a very independent child. Seeing what my parents, particularly what my mother had gone through really pushed me to focus on myself and my schooling so that I could be successful. I pushed myself in high school, taking college courses that helped me develop into an adult, grow my knowledge and save money in the long run. Once I got to college is when it really became surreal. As a freshman, I came in with a whole year of my schooling done and big dreams, dreams that I fully…

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