Here’s a bit of an introspective question for today: what have you learned from watching other peoples’ careers? Who has surprised you with their “success” — who has gone in a different direction than you anticipated for them — and have you seen people who you always thought were rockstars not enjoy as much “success” as you’d expected them to? Has it changed how you define success — and what have you learned from it? What career lessons can be learned from other people?
I’ve been out of high school for more than twenty years now, amazingly. I’ve almost been out of college that long. Many people I know are, like me, sort of at the midpoint of their careers — we’ve been working for decades, we will be working for decades more (barring that lottery win, of course).