Sit Back and Listen to the Greats

Get life and career advice from those that know

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

No matter what point in your career you are, it never hurts to get some good old-fashioned advice. And if you’re in need of a kick in the keister, get a load of these words from some of the most successful and influential people in the world.

Maya Angelou, the woman who is synonymous with good advice, says this about choosing your own path:

‘If the world puts you on a road you do not like, if you look ahead and do not want that destination which is being offered and you look behind and you do not want to return to you place of departure, step off the road. Build yourself a new path.’

Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer often remembers advice a friend gave her when she is faced with multiple choices. The friend said:

‘You’re putting a lot of pressure on yourself to pick the right choice, and I’ve gotta be honest: That’s not what I see here. I see a bunch of good choices, and there’s the one that you pick and make great.’

If the fear of uncertainty is holding you back, read over Deepak Chopra’s words and let them sink in:

‘What I didn’t count on was the uncertainty of life, and what uncertainty can do to a person…If only I knew then, as I know now, that there is wisdom in uncertainty — it opens a door to the unknown, and only from the unknown can life be renewed constantly.’