What Do You Want To Be Known For?
By Nancy Barry
Author of When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent College Graduates to Know
Do you want to be known for your courage, modesty, generosity, and empathy for humankind? As someone who follows through on commitments and always takes the high road?
Do you want to be known as a team player who has a positive attitude? As someone who sees everything as an opportunity and has a great work ethic? Or do you want to be known as someone who does just enough to get by and complains about everything? If you owned the company, which person would you want on your team?
Do you want to be known as someone with “real worth” or “net worth”? Think about it: People who earn the most money are not necessarily the happiest people in the world. The happiest people are the ones who have real worth, because they make a difference in the lives of others.
We all dream of leaving a legacy, of leaving our mark on the world. Picture yourself twenty-five years from now. What will your story be? It all starts today.
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Recent College Graduate Expert, Campus Calm