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13 Must-Read Career Advice Quotes for Building Your Dream Career

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13 career advice quotes from Mark Cuban to Hunter S. Thompson that will help you build your best career. These quotes are designed to make you think about what is important to you, how to develop the right skills, and how to take the right risks to build an amazing career.

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13 Must-Read Career Advice Quotes for Building Your Dream Career

  1. 1. 13 must-read quotes for building your dream career “
  2. 2. Resolve to pay any price or make any sacrifice to get into the top 10% in your field. The payoff is incredible. BRIANTRACY   MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER AND AUTHOR
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  3. 3. Don’t have a dream. Do things well and pursue things that seem interesting. Practice passionate dedication to the pursuit of short term goals. Be micro-ambitious. Put your head down and work with pride on whatever is in front of you, as you never know where it is going to lead. The next worthy pursuit will probably appear in your periphery, and if you focus too much on long term goals you won’t see the shiny thing out of the corner of your eye.   
 
 Tim Minchin   ACTOR, MUSICIAN AND COMEDIAN
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  4. 4. Don’t follow your passions, follow your effort. It will lead you to your passions and to success, however you define it. 
 
 Mark Cuban   OWNER OF THE DALLAS MAVERICKS
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  5. 5. No one is keeping you from your dream job. In fact, the people hiring for your dream job are sitting around wondering where the fuck they can find some good applicants. The same applies to basically everything else.
 
 RYAN HOLIDAY   AUTHOR OF THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY: THE TIMELESS ART OF TURNING TRIALS INTO TRIUMPH
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  6. 6. As I see it then, the formula runs something like this: a man must choose a path which will let his ABILITIES function at maximum efficiency toward the gratification of his DESIRES. In doing this, he is fulfilling a need (giving himself identity by functioning in a set pattern toward a set goal) he avoids frustrating his potential (choosing a path which puts no limit on his self-development), and he avoids the terror of seeing his goal wilt or lose its charm as he draws closer to it (rather than bending himself to meet the demands of that which he seeks, he has bent his goal to conform to his own abilities and desires).   
 
 Hunter S.Thompson   AUTHOR OF FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS “
  7. 7. If your goal is to love what you do, your first step is to acquire career capital. Your next step is to invest this capital in the traits that define great work. Control is one of the most important targets you can choose for this investment.
 
 CALNEWPORT   AUTHOR OF SO GOOD THEY CAN’T IGNORE YOU: WHY SKILLS TRUMP PASSION IN THE QUEST FOR WORK YOU LOVE
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  8. 8. I mean, you want to get on a train that's going to go 90 miles an hour and not one that's gonna go 30 miles an hour and you're gonna try to figure out how to, you know, push it along a little faster. So it really does make a huge difference. And there are some businesses that inherently [have] far more opportunities than others. WARREN BUFFETT   CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY
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  9. 9. Your mind must accept a very absolute truth: if you work extremely hard, you’ll probably get most of what you want, but if you work an average amount or less, you will not get what you want.
 TYNAN   FOUNDER OF SETT
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  10. 10. Expose yourself to as much randomness as possible.
 BEN CASNOCHA   ENTREPRENEUR AND WRITER
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  11. 11. If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.   By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.
 WILLIAM H. MCRAVEN   US NAVY ADMIRAL
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  12. 12. In a world marked by constant change, where the rich of today are often the poor of tomorrow, due to circumstances beyond their control, the only security is your ability to produce something of value for your fellow man, and your only guarantee of happiness is your joy in producing it.
 WILLIAM J. REILLY   AUTHOR OF HOW TO AVOID WORK
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  13. 13. And in truth, I've never known a man worth his salt who, in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather... a lack of will. VINCE LOMBARDI   HALL OF FAME NFL COACH
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  14. 14. If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on. SHERYLSANDBERG   COO OF FACEBOOK
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  15. 15. “ Create a stand-out resume in minutes to land your dream job.
 
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